Visiting the Tate Modern the other day, we went round Meschac Gaba's installation, which does a better than average job of messing with your mind. One of the many clever ideas is that the library and the gift shop have been made integral parts of the exhibit. Alas, most of the stuff in the gift shop is no longer for sale; apparently it was originally, but people kept buying it. The library contains a bizarre collection, including many children's books in Dutch. (Gaba's wife is from Holland).
I spent a few minutes reading this charming little story in rhymed verse. Guessing rather a lot of the words - my Dutch is really basic - I followed Nijntje, a young rabbit, as he first persuades his parents that he is so old enough to go to the contemporary art exhibition and then argues with them about the various works on display.
"I know what I'm going to do when I grow up!" he says when they get home. "I'm going to be a contemporary artist too!"
I believe it's a series: one more of these, and I could easily become a Nijntje fan.