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The Adults are Bonkers!

A funny approach to everyday family chaos and the different point of views of children and adults.

THE ADULTS ARE BONKERS!

by Franziska Gehm and Nicolai Renger (published by Magellan Verlag)

Let’s be real: adults can be quite strange! They cheer when the children are jumping on the trampoline, but not so much when it’s on the sofa. They really like paintings, but only on a piece of paper and not on the wallpaper. And splashing is only funny at the beach and not in the bathroom. No, you really can’t please the adults …

 

Schnabbeldiplapp – wait what?!

Schnabbeldiplapp – the new picture book by Günther Jakobs (published by Carlsen Verlag)

A heartwarming and funny story about a little duck that doesn’t know how to swim and that doesn’t want to learn it. When he meets Henry the swan, Henry immediately decides to change this and drives the little duck to a swimming pool. There, every bear, rabbit, dog and sheep is happily swimming around. It takes some time, but Henry convinces the little duck to try it too. In the end, the little duck is enjoying the water so much, it doesn’t even want to leave it again.

Next title: Klingelding!

A must read for all cat lovers!

Who Would Ask a Tomcat? by Anette Herzog (published by Magellan Verlag)

Aristotle is a very handsome tomcat in his prime – according to himself. And Anna and her family think that, too. At least that’s what Aristotle thought until he finds out that Anna wants a dog for her birthday. A dog?!? Which sensible eight year- old girl wants a yappy little dog? Aristotle is adamant: that’s not going to happen as long as he is the cat of the house! All he needs to do is showing Anna what she’s got in him – by running away to prove his point. Too bad that life as a street cat is not really how Aristotle had expected …

The Vampire Sisters

…FUNNY, WITTY AND COMPLETELY BELIEVABLE!

Franziska Gehm describes the typical teenage problems without condescension and turns them into a hilarious story. It has you laughing from the beginning to the end.

Thirteen titles available | For girls aged 10+ | Witty series about two half-vampire sisters | Great, young author with quirky sense of humour | English sample translation available | over 900,000 copies sold | Very successful movies in German cinemas in 2012 and 2014 with release of the third movie in December 2016!

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A DELICIOUS GIRL FRIEND (VOL. 1)

The twins Daka and Silvania move from Transylvania to a German suburb. This is not extraordinary except that their father is a vampire, which makes the girls half-vampires. Having lived in a rather vampire-like manner with nightly flight excursions and tick races for entertainment the adjustment to life in the suburbs is not easy for the girls. They constantly fall asleep in school and have the hardest time obeying their mother’s strict no-fly rule. To make things worse their father tries to bite the father of the one girl they want to become friends with, Helene, because he flirted with their mother…

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Raising Parents

My daughter just celebrated her first birthday – a perfect time to introduce you to a new picture book by Ueberreuter Verlag:

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RAISING PARENTS by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel

Everyone knows that parents aren’t perfect! So when a child first learns to talk, it’s time to pass on some kid rules. Whether it’s choosing what to wear or controlling phone etiquette, it is always important to keep parents in tow. The feisty little heroine in Katharina Grossmann- Hensel’s humorous and witty new picture book shares all of the steps required for effective Parent-Raising. In the end, she decides not be too demanding, even to give her parents a hug and kiss. And when a tiny sibling is born, the fun will begin all over again! Zany episodes from „normal“ family life enhanced by wacky illustrations. The perfect gift for stressed-out parents, too!

Raising Parents

Please get in touch for further details. We have a full English sample translation.

 

 

Lester and Bob

THE ADVENTURE BY LESTER AND BOB by Ole Könnecke

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This is the story of two friends. This is the story of Lester and Bob. Lester is popular with everybody. Lester always has something to talk about and he has a lot of suggestions for Bob how the next adventure could look like. Lester is a duck. Bob is Lester‘s friend. Bob doesn‘t talk much at all. Bob‘s never in a hurry. Bob is all right. Bob‘s a bear.

And we got some exciting news in Bologna as well: The Italian edition has just won the Premio Orbil 2016! Here is a link to the webpage: PREMIO ORBIL

Aladin Verlag has published two titles so far of these two hilarious characters.

Foxes Don’t Lie – or do they… ?

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When an unlikely bunch of animals gather in the animal lounge at a large airport, anything could happen! Ulrich Hub’s marvellous story of clashing animal personalities introduces young readers to a rich cast of characters whose behaviour presents a humorous take on human stereotypes. The group includes a hard-baked con-artist fox, a garrulous airheaded goose, a pair of self-consciously intellectual sheep, an aging film-star tiger, a hyperactive monkey, and a self-important (and sleepy) panda bear. And of course, the security dog, a decorated hero with self-esteem problems and a secret to hide. Cooped up together in the animal lounge, it’s no wonder that pandemonium breaks loose… The fox is on the run and has a cunning plan to get hold of the other animals’ passports – especially the panda’s passport with its valuable protected species stamp. To do this, he has to gain the animals’ trust, and somehow win over the security dog. But the fox does not reckon with the relationships he develops with the animals in their enforced proximity. He exploits their weaknesses, only to find that he ends up feeling rather sorry for them, and that lying doesn’t make him feel that good. Before the group of animals can exit the story as friends, they are led astray by the fox and wreak havoc in the duty-free shop, subsequently holding a wild party in the lounge. Finally, the fox and the dog join forces to rescue the group from a near catastrophe. This is an ideal book for children who are gaining confidence as independent readers, while also working well as a read-aloud bedtime story. As one would expect from an author who is an experienced stage-writer, the characters in this book have strong voices, reflecting their individual personalities and preoccupations. The tiger is worried about growing old and has suitcases full of make-up and fur dye; the sheep turn out to be clones, laboratory-bred in England; the monkey has lost his family in the jungle and has signed up for animal testing to give his life a purpose; the sniffer dog has been living in fear after losing his sense of smell and thus his employability. Foxes Don’t Lie is a cheerful romp of a tale with a gentle moral message, while also introducing more complex ideas in a context that is recognisable and yet reassuringly fictional. (Source: New Books in German)

A hilarious story not to be missed! Please get in touch for further information.