Every day.
A page and a half.
About twenty minutes a day.

He started to write down
the animal stories,
after his daughter
got to old for the bedtime stories
he told her every night.

Stories that take take place
in an imaginative, natural world.
No past.
No future.
Only the forever present.
It’s a gentle world.
A world created by Toon Tellegen.

A place where
the squirrel,
his friend the ant,
the bear – who loves cakes,
the elephant – who climbs trees,
the hedgehog
and more animals live.

They send letters,
visit each other,
eat cake,
and think.
Questioning life,
feelings and words.


‘Maybe they knew everything’*

Knowing or
Great stories leave you amazed.