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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!

New Cornelia Funke!!!

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FABER’S TREASURE – a new picture book by Cornelia Funke and illustrated by Susanne Goehlich

One day, Faber’s grandfather, who used to be a sailor and whom everybody believes to be a bit crazy, gives him a strange present before leaving for his retirement in the US. He gives him a carpet, a magic carpet. Faber only has to read the words out loud which are embroidered on the carpet and it will take him wherever he would like to. There is just one problem: nobody seems to be able to read the words – until Faber meets a girl from Syria who is able to help. She reads the words aloud and suddenly the carpet lifts off and the children fly away on it.

A declaration of love to the diversity of our world! Get in touch for further details!

Happy Nikolaustag!

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:

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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?

 

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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!

Happy Nikolaustag!

 

One of my new favourites – I’m a Tiger

I’M A TIGER by Michael Engler, Joelle Tourlonias

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A little boy, well, tiger actually, describes one normal tiger-day: Waking up in his nest, hunting down some cake, playing in the snow. He is as wild and majestic as you can imagine. But in the end every little tiger is happy to crawl into his tiger parents’ nest and become a cuddly tiger…

 

Another highlight by the popular author/illustrator duo who have created the all loved books Elephantastic! Don’t miss out on this one and get in touch!

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!

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

 

 

Bologna Highlight – Mozart and Robinson

One of the most popular picture books in Bologna was Magellan’s adorable story of MOZART AND ROBINSON by Gundi Herget and Nikolai Renger.

Mozart und Robinson

When field mouse Robinson and house mouse Mozart meet for the first time, they immediately pick a quarrel: While Robinson insists that the moon is made of cheese, Mozart is positive it’s made of stone. To prove their respective point, they build a rocket to fly to the moon – at least that’s their plan… A funny and colourful picture book about friendship and a big adventure.

Please do get in touch for further details.