A boy plays with tangram. He uses the pieces to lay a cat – a wonderful cat of course; you can leave that up to Martijn van der Linden. But the cat feels lonely…
Suddenly I understood the cat.
‘You want someone to play with!’ I said.
The cat still didn’t say anything.
But I knew I was right.
Now tangram isn’t easy. The boy thinks he’s laying down a new cat, but it turns out to be a dog, which chases after the cat. A new try turns out to be a crocodile – not what you would call a nice friend!
The cat has to put up with a lot before the boy gets a really good idea. He lays down himself! Now they can play together.
Artist couple Martijn and Maranke constantly reinvent themselves. In Tangram Cat, they surpass themselves yet again. All pictures in the book can be made with the tangram game that is included at the back.