SALA & MONK ‘Ons Samen’ | Gemeente Amsterdam asked multitalent Neske Beks to write a story for Amsterdam birthday in 2017, Neske asked me to make the illustrations. Sala & Monk were born. Then she decided to create more adventures for these twin, and made a book out of it, together with publisher Querido. Three years later it’s here!


Sala and Monk are twins. They live with their white mother on the island of Testerep. They don’t remember anything about their black father and Mama Kat never talks about him. Around their twelfth birthday, they discover a photo, address and name of him during an exciting treasure hunt, and are put on his trail. When they meet their impressive tall father Salomon in the distant big city, emotions run wild. Sala flies into his arms and Monk see which way the wind blows for a while. But Salomon is very happy to finally see his two children again. He even plans a visit to the island of Testerep.


You can buy the book here.