Happy Easter and I hope you got some nice books from the Easter Bunny, if not, make sure you get one of these for next year!
IDA by Julia Breitender and Carola Sieverding (published by Magellan Verlag)
The little donkey Ida is a true artist. With her tail tuft, she paints the most beautiful patterns on the walls of the barn. When Ida can’t find any eggs at Easter, she goes looking for the Easter bunny – and is lucky enough to discover him! However, he’s in a big mess: His alarm clock didn’t ring so he hasn’t painted all the eggs yet! There’s no time to lose! Ida swings her tail and helps the Easter bunny to colour the remaining eggs. Easter is saved!
Hello, Little Easter Chick! by Ulrike Fischer and Katrin Oertel (published by Magellan Verlag)
CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! Oh, what’s this? Barely hatched, the cheeky chick desperately wants to help the Easter bunny. Soon, the dog is yellow, the pig blue and the sheep green. And who’s going to paint the eggs now?
10 Little Sheep by Franziska Gehm and Marina Rachner (published by Loewe Verlag)
One of my daughter’s favourites! Splash! One little yellow sheep jumps into the muddy puddle. The little red one joins in and together the two sheep go for a picnic. When the little green sheep arrives they all sit together and start singing songs … A funny board book helps to learn the different colours as well as to count from 1 to 10. Cheerful rhymes make this book great fun for parents and children alike.
I must have read this board books around a hundred times as it is my daughter’s absolute favourite!
DON’T BE A FROG AND KISS ME! by Nastja Holtfreter
An interactive board book with colourful illustrations and a great story to introduce different animals to the child through clever rhyming text.
The prince doesn’t mean any harm by his little prank. The witch, however, is all but amused and turns him into a frog! Now he’s small, green and no longer handsome and royal. He desperately needs the reader’s help – and a counterspell-kiss! But it doesn’t really turn out as he wishes! Shall we try again? Will that be enough to save him?
Nasty Holtfreter is one of Germany’s most popular illustrators at the moment and a second title will be published this spring about circus animals.
Please get in touch for further details and co-edition schedules and prices!
This has been one of the highlights in Frankfurt for Milly&Flynn and we have two co-editions coming up in 2017:
SHAPED FLIP BOOKS Ocean, Jungle, Safari, Farm (by Annabel Blackledgen and Chris Jevons)
Innovative interactive format board books with shaped alternate die-cut pages.
A fun and lively first introduction to wildlife and habitats for babies and toddlers. Shaped pages designed to be flipped from one side of each spread to the other, adding an interactive ‘reveal’ element to the books and an extra dimension to the scenes. Follow the mouse, frog, tukan and fish into their habitats and meet loads of different animals.
Get in touch for further details, schedules and prices!
Every year on the 6th of December children in Germany celebrate Nikolaustag (well at our house the adults do as well). Children leave one nicely cleaned shoe outside their room in the evening of the 5th and the next morning they find loads and loads of chocolates, clementines, walnuts and if they are lucky a small present as well. If they have been naughty during the year, they only find some wooden sticks which Knecht Ruprecht has left for them to teach them a lesson (never happened to me by the way ;)).
It is the perfect day to introduce you to some of Magellan’s Christmas treasures:
TEDDY CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS by Ulrike Fischer and Tina Schulte
Lovely illustrated and heart warming Christmas story. (board book)
To be a true Christmas teddy – that’s what Teddy the cuddle bear wishes for. But what does a true Christmas teddy actually need to be dressed properly? Right: a beanie, a scarf, gloves, and warm socks are essentials! But where will Teddy get all these things in time to be a true Christmas teddy on Christmas Eve?
AN UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS GUEST by Annette Amrhein and Sabine Straub
A lovely Christmas story about finding friends in unexpected places.
The bear has been so busy preparing for hibernation that he even forgot to go to sleep. However, he is overjoyed: For the first time ever, he’ll be able to celebrate Christmas! He wants to host a great party for the inhabitants of the forest and immediately sets out to write invitations, make decorations and get a tree. Unfortunately, the other animals are afraid of him and when Christmas Eve arrives, he is waiting in vain for his guests – or is he?
Let me know if you would like further information!
OVER AND UNDER by Doris Ruebel, published by Carlsen Verlag, is a small board book with incredible 98 pages for children to learn opposites.
Stunning illustrations and loads to discover!
Everything has two sides or even more! This is over und this is under, that is big and this is small. Somebody is frightened, another one brave… This books shows opposites and brings the little one a step closer to understanding the big wide world.
There are further titles by different illustrators in this series of small chunky board books with almost 100 pages. Please get in touch for further details.
The village is in uproar: it’s just before Christmas and Leonie the little cat has disappeared! Her sister goes out to look for her, together with her friends. Fortunately there are lots of clues on the large pages and behind the numerous flaps about where Leonie might be hiding. And when little readers help too, they’ll definitely be able to find Leonie together…
This beautiful illustrated large format board book with 24 flaps is the perfect gift! Maria Karipidou did a brilliant job as usual and her artwork is very appealing to international markets. Magellan Verlag has a number of titles available in this format. Please get in touch for further details.
Magellan has signed up an exciting new talent and published two tiles already with more to come!
SPOT THE ODD ONE OUT by Nastja Holtfreter
A series of look and find books for the very young where children have to spot the odd one one, full of imagination. A playful way to discover the world. As an extra treat Magellan also publishes a Maxi-Memo game for each topic!
Something isn’t right here – strange creatures keep appearing in the forest and in the sea, and at the farm and in the mountains. Seahorses don’t have four legs, do they? And aren’t racoons’ tails supposed to be stripy, not spotty? It’s up to the little observer to find all the mistakes. There’s a different puzzle to solve on every page and something to learn about nature at the same time.
Today I have a fun series from Milly&Flynn for you – FLIPPETY FLAPS
Flippety Flap books are an innovative range of attractively illustrated board books, finished with a smooth central handle for little hands to hold. Children will love the noise made when flapping this colourful book, which features some of their favourite characters.
Please do get in touch if you would like to get further information and a sample to shake it yourself!