A children's book about a crane with big dreams

Daan Hijskraan


A lovely story by Anna van Diepen and great artwork by Marieke van Diepen.

Dan is a Crane.
During the day he lifts all sort of heavy things,
at night, he dreams about hoisting lighter thingsā€¦
Dan with his head facing the moon.

Each evening his bird friends come to stay over,
and every year on his birthday they bring lots of cards and gift vouchers.
Still, Dan feels alone, he misses something...

Initiated by us

Van Diepen & Van Diepen






  • Analysis
  • Product Development
  • Execution

The idea

Our creative director Marieke van Diepen and her sister Anna are the inspiration behind Dan the Crane.