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December 19, 2015

Maybe I Am Just Reading Far More Into It Than I Needed To….

Whilst visiting the 2015 Sand Sculpture Exhibition in Garderen this year I was perplexed about the letters marked out in the indoor section that went under the themes of this year: Children’s Books. Because there was a competition to name all of the sculptures here I first assumed that these were clues to break the puzzel. Now however I am more thinking that maybe I was looking too deeply, and that these are just random letters that together also fit together into the “reading” theme… Today’s books that have been the central reading stock of many a Dutch child are:  “Beertje Paddington… (Paddington Bear)

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“De Grote Vriendelijke Reus…(The Big Friendly Giant)”

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“Flipje van de Betuwe…”

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“Jan Jans en de Kinderen… (Jan Jans and The Children)”

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“Kikker en Pad…”

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“Mickey Mouse…”

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“Nijntje… (a.k.a. “Miffy” outside of the Netherlands)”

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“Pinkeltje…”

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“Woezel en Pip…”

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Sand Sculpture Garderen / Zandsculpturen Garderen

3 Comments »

  1. great post

    Comment by mukul chand — December 19, 2015 @ 3:02 am | Reply

  2. amazing sand sculptures

    Comment by Maureen Sudlow — December 19, 2015 @ 4:53 am | Reply

  3. Seeing “Kikker en Pad”, who look just like the “Frog and Toad” from my childhood (which, after googling, it appears they are) made me wonder how many others of these also have English versions. Of course Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear do.

    Comment by Carrie — December 20, 2015 @ 4:31 am | Reply


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