Picture book authors and illustrators are among the most creative and clever creators in literature. Torben Kuhlman is perhaps one of the best new author/illustrators in the field.
The author of three thought-provoking juvenile picture books, Kuhlman’s tales are much more than fanciful animal stories. Using rodents as the stories’ protagonists, he creates stories that demonstrate technological advancements.
“Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse” (2014) is the story of a French mouse who builds a series of flying machines eventually constructing a machine that can fly across the Atlantic.
“Moletown” (2015) deals with an underground community of moles who deal with population growth by constructing a thriving city under a once-green meadow.
Torben Kuhlman’s most recent book, “Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon” (2016), is the tale of a mouse who works to dispel the idea that the moon is made of cheese. His quest to disprove this concept to his fellow mice leads him to research and finally build a rocket.
What brings each of these unique stories to life are the full-page illustrations that are precise and artistically drawn. Any young reader interested in engineering, technology, or math will have his imagination energized and his creativity stimulated by reading one of or all of these treasures from the pen of Torben Kuhlmann.