From the publisher:
We can't adequately relay how excited about THE TIMID CABBAGE we are.
Dutch born, Femke Hiemstra is one of our favorite artists and this book came to fruition very slowly. It began with a poem written by and sent to Femke by artist, Charles Krafft. Femke was quite taken with the endearing charm of the poem and proceeded to illustrate it. Those drawings became a sold-out show at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle in November 2011. We at Sympathetic Press were personally in awe of the collaboration and suggested the idea of a book to Roq La Rue's, gracious proprietress, Kirsten Anderson and with her unending help as liaison with Femke plans soon began to take shape. Femke was excited at the prospect and anxiously began work creating 11 additional drawings, endpages and a gorgeous cover. Then together with designer/wonderboy, Mark Cox the book gradually began to evolve. It has turned out beautifully and is priced reasonably considering it was very costly to produce due to materials chosen and the small edition of 1000 copies.
If you have a youngish child THE TIMID CABBAGE is a beautiful keepsake gift that they will forever treasure, if you have an older child they just might embrace the heartfelt moral of the story about the importance of being an individual. If you are a young adult, middle-aged pseudo hipster or even a decrepit bed-ridden invalid you will want it to revisit the magic of being young-minded and susceptible to enchantment. You'll want to have THE TIMID CABBAGE prominently displayed on your bookshelf to impress all your cheesy friends.