Marjan van Zeyl was born in Amsterdam. She has always been inspired by the beauty of nature and expresses this in her artwork. She has illustrated several books for children, including The Apple Cake and Little Red Riding-Hood (both Floris Books).
'a gentle story ... and thus a great starter book for babies and young children just learning about farm animals. The illustrations of natural farm settings by Dutch artist Marjan van Zeyl are evocative and soothing.' -- Curled Up With a Good Kids Book 'These are delightful books for the youngest readers to practise talking about the pictures and page turning and for emergent readers to 'have a go', supported by an adult.' --Martine Horvath, EYE: Early Years Educator, April 2011. 'A charming story perfect for springtime.' --Creative Steps, Spring 2011. 'This is a charming board book with lovely illustrations to share with a very young child. Farmyard animals are introduced in traditional scenes of farmyard tales with a rural Dutch look to them.' -- Morag Charlwood, Armadillo, March 2011. 'The book is beautifully illustrated and will make a nice addition to any bookshelf.' -- Tammy Dolling, March 2011