Love getting Christmas presents? Here’s one I illustrated entitled Het Appelkistje/The Apple Crate. It’s available as a gift to schools throughout the Netherlands, published by Educatieve Uitgeverij Delubas and written by Anneriek van Heugten. It’s a lovely contemporary story about a boy who fumbles but does his utmost to make things better, unexpectedly bringing happiness to others in the process. And if that ain’t the spirit of the season, I don’t know what is.