Mrs. Denise de Jongh-Rekwest traveled to Aruba for this special occasion and as part of the children’s book festival celebration. Mrs. Astrid Britten, director of the library, welcomed Mrs. de Jongh-Rekwest for this special occasion.
Denise has been part of the Children’s Book Festival in Aruba on multiple occasions. This year, she brought a stack of books “Papi tin Kolibri” to share with schools in Ariba.
‘Papi tin kolibrí’, introduces the children to the work of healers. Its aim is also to keep this profession alive. The book emphasizes the individuals who have healing powers using only natural medicines: healers.
Denise de Jongh-Rekwest wrote many books for children, like: ‘Bin, bin, sigui mi submarin’ and a series of books for children about protocols; “Etikèt i krokèt di Kaylee” “Kaylee ta haña klòmp” and “Kaylee, reina di karnaval.” These books are both in Dutch as in Papiamento.
Denise has also contributed to many other books. She edits and publishes through the editorial company Request Publishing.
‘Papi tin kolibrí’ was illustrated by Timothy Lampe.
Denisevisited the National Library with Mrs. Glenda Tromp-Geerman, daughter of healer Maria Geerman-Britten who assisted with this book. Soon the books will be available at the library in Oranjestad and San Nicolas.
Koko Lep i Koko Lap tin bon manera
Mrs. Denise de Jongh-Rekwest also brought another children’s book titled ‘Koko Lep i Koko Lap tin bon manera’.
This book is for children between the ages of 0 and 4 years who visit the library to read.
This book introduces the children to etiquettes and teaches them how to behave properly. Mrs.Denise de Jongh-Rekwest is an expert in etiquettes and teaching of etiquette to children.
This book was illustrated by Kaylee de Jongh and Giselle Rhuggenaath.