Martijn A.T. Peskens is a Dutch author and illustrator who has created several beloved children's books and picture books. He was born in 1989 and has been passionate about art since childhood, spending hours drawing with pencils, markers, paint, ecoline, and crayons.
In 2017, Martijn started his own publishing company called Pesamera alongside his job in the pharmaceutical industry. He has illustrated up to five picture books, and many more are on the way. His first children's book, Fuzz - Het is herfst! (Autumn's here!), was published in 2017 and also is available in English.
Martijn's love for pencil and paper was inspired by his father, whose charcoal drawings of Caesar, Marcus Antonius, and the priest-king Mohenjo-daro still hang in his parental house. As a little boy, Martijn was moved by these poignant drawings, and his children's hands started to itch to create his own.
Inspired by nature
Martijn's passion lies in writing and illustrating, and he aims to focus more on that in the future. His books often feature animals and nature, which are a major source of inspiration for him. He currently resides in Hollandscheveld, The Netherlands, with his wife Evelien and their four children: Malou (2007), Max (2017), and twin girls Anna and Esmee (2020).
Martijn loves spending time in nature, and the beautiful forests and heaths around his village always calm him down and inspire him. If you're looking for engaging and visually stunning children's books, you won't want to miss his works.
Fuzz is a rabbit that Martijn has drawn since childhood.
Introducing Fuzz, the lovable and adventurous bunny in his debut picture book! "Fuzz - Autumn's Here!" (2017) is an exciting and colorful story that takes place in Woodsy Forest. Follow Fuzz as he explores this windy season with his grandfather Grampsie Whiskers, learning and having fun along the way. The book features colorful illustrations that bring the story to life, making it perfect for young children.
In March of 2018, the second installment of the picture book series was released under the title 'Spring's here!'.
Just a little over a year later, the third part of the series was published, entitled 'Summer's here!', which chronicles a summer adventure. The latest addition to the collection, 'Winter's here!', was released in November of 2020 and captures the essence of the coldest season.
Whether you're a fan of spring, summer, fall, or winter, there's a picture book for every season in this delightful series.
The Fuzz series are books full of fun and excitement, it's also educational. With certain words printed in different colors, kids can learn to recognize colors in a playful way. This picture book is sure to be a beloved addition to any child's library, so don't miss out on the adventures of Fuzz.
2021 is all about the Letter Monster!
This colorful character has made its debut in a brand new picture book, which was released in September 2021.
So who exactly is the Letter Monster, you ask? Well, it's a creature that loves to eats the letters of the ABC, well except for one letter....
With its insatiable appetite for letters, the Letter Monster is always on the lookout for new recipes to chomp on!