Rights offering detail :
A is van Os (A is for Ox)
May 20, 2021
text by Bette Westera, concept and illustrations by Autobahn
International rights: Children's
Anyone who can read knows the 26 letters of our alphabet. But where do those letters come from? How long do they exist? And who designed them?
Autobahn and Bette Westera take you back to the time of our distant ancestors, who made a drawing if they wanted to ‘write’ something.
Slowly but surely, their drawings changed into the first letters. If you look closely, you can recognize our current alphabet.

And guess what? A is not for Apple at all, but for Ox! After reading this book you will understand how this came to be. You will also understand why, whenever we send each other emoji’s, we actually do the same as our distant ancestors over 5000 years ago. An educational and special letter book for all ages!
Rights available:
Complex Chinese.
Rights sold:
Dutch, France, English, Simplified Chinese.
Other Information:
A is van Os has earned Type Directors Club award for typographic excellence and is traveling in exhibitions to Vietnam, Cambodia, Canada, Germany, France, USA, Australia etc.
The publication is nominated for ADCN Dutch Creativity Award.
The publication is also nominated for European Design Award.
Kris Guo
Jade Literary Agency
phone: +86 136 7624 7207
402, Building B, No. 289, Weihai Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, 511498
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