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The Whale Takes a Bath

The Whale Takes a Bath

Today is bath day. The whale takes a bath. Lovely! But what the whale enjoys is also craved by the others—as is to be expected. Here they are already and keen to join the whale amidst the bubbles: The tortoise, because her back hurts, the beaver, because he is cold, the flamingo, because his legs […]

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One Two Three Vampire

One Two Three Vampire

Long overdue: The sequel to One Two Three Me New unexpected rhymes for the youngest In 1999, Nadia Budde’s first picture book was published: One Two Three Me – it was hailed as a stroke of genius, won the most prestigious awards, and has long since become a classic. The author and the publisher agreed: […]

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Anotherway and Different

Anotherway and Different

The more colorful, the better! A cardboard picture book about the fun of being different Even the youngest kids will understand it right away: This story is about two individuals, who couldn’t be more different if they tried. Anotherway is tall, Different is short. She is made of cotton wool and he is made of […]

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Weak or Strong?

Weak or Strong?

The little big book of opposites Opposites attract: Short and long, black and white, but also up and down, light and heavy, and rusty and shiny. Sabine Lohf took 50 opposite pairings and used her wonderful artistic means to create a thick little book that children will love to leaf through, again and again. Furthermore, […]

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Very Sleepy and Wide Awake

Very Sleepy and Wide Awake

Tired, yet wide awake; the eternal bedtime issue! And there are many characters in this perky board book who cannot with all the will in the world fall asleep. Hedgehog, Fox, Donkey, Pelican and Crocodile are so tired. Only Seal is wide awake. He skips out of bed—he needs the loo. Now Crocodile is wide […]

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Lena’s Shop

Lena’s Shop

by Susanne Göhlich As soon as Lena opens her shop, all the animals and toys gather round to do their shopping: little horse comes rolling up first, it orders a bowl of porridge. The pig chooses marzipan, the rabbit leek. And right at the end, bear decides on honey waffles—and shares them with all the […]

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So Light So Heavy

So Light So Heavy

by Susanne Straßer Everyone can swing and slide, but seesawing is the ultimate discipline at the playground, because there are only two options: utter frustration or huge fun! Susanne Straßer puts an elephant onto the seesaw and it is immediately clear that an entire menagerie of lightweights will be needed in order to achieve an […]

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Little Bear is the Worse for Wear

Little Bear is the Worse for Wear

by Susanne Göhlich    Lena’s bear is feeling ill. Everyone chips in to help make him feel better. The horse brings its blanket, the duck warm milk with honey, the polar bear lends bear his scarf and so on. Until, at the end, and thanks to the help of his friends, bear is already feeling […]

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It’s Bedtime!

It’s Bedtime!

by Susanne Göhlich   Lena would go to bed, but her cuddly toys are missing! The pig is still playing with the train set, duck Anne is chattering in the bath tub, the pony is drinking water from the pot … So Lena has to search for one toy after another and get them ready […]

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The Gang of Five

The Gang of Five

by Christiane Pieper & Yvonne Hergane  Finger rhymes are meant to introduce some form of order within the bustle of seemingly endless shorter and longer tiny fingers. There is not one child that doesn’t love finger rhymes! Rhyming and playing is an excellent combination. The gang of five sets out as is customary in finger rhymes: all five […]

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What Races Past so Fast?

What Races Past so Fast?

Regular reprints by Thomas Müller  No less than 33 different vehicles are racing past the reader in this funny board book. A bicycle, a fire engine, a taxi, a digger, a snowplow, a coach, a police car, a limousine, a gangster car, a delivery van, a motorbike with a side car, a fuel tanker … […]

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The Tractor and the Donkey

The Tractor and the Donkey

Regular co-edition printings by Thomas Müller The tractor and the donkey are having a contest: which of them is the fastest and will be the first to reach the seaside? They set off; each determined to win the race. Both encounter various delays and obstacles along the way. Whilst the donkey has to hide and […]

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So Far Up

So Far Up

At the bottom is the bear, he’s hungry. At the top is the cake. Tasty, sweet and out of reach. This story has begun before you’ve even opened the book and even the very young will grasp the problem at one glance. Not to be able to reach – that is precisely what they experience […]

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Lemon Yellow and Fiery Red

Lemon Yellow and Fiery Red

by Sabine Lohf  This is not just a book about colours. Sabine Lohf introduces the reader to 51 shades of colour; with numerous photographs, collages and engaging illustrations. A fire engine isn’t just red, it’s fiery red, of course! Just as much as a mouse is mouse grey and cherries cherry-red. The photos and images […]

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A Little House in the Woods

A Little House in the Woods

by Jutta Bauer  Jutta Bauer has transformed the well-known children’s rhyme that can also be enacted as a pantomime into a wonderful warm-hearted story about trust and (unlikely) friendships. Expect the unexpected! Marvellous illustrations, this is a true gem! Press reviews Bücherbüffet Prize 2012 Moritz Verlag | board | 36 pp | 17 x 17 […]

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One Two Three Me

One Two Three Me

by Nadia Budde  Eye-catching, funky art and unexpected rhymes come together in this little book to show just how silly everyday words can be. Kids will crack up at the outrageous cartoon illustrations. Ingeniously simple, but yet with a striking impact. […] a piece of art, derived from utter intellectual independence and the sheer delight […]

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Little Giraffe Gwendolin

Little Giraffe Gwendolin

by Andreas Német & Hans-Christian Schmidt Little Gwendolin is ill, she is running a temperature. And her tongue is bright red – children know what that’s like. Also dad saying “I will give you a cuddle. Drink your tea and sleep a little” will be familiar to children. With the tabs they can help Gwendolin […]

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One More

One More

by Christiane Pieper & Yvonne Hergane   In this funny picture book we come across many little boys, there is one more on every new page. Accompanied by amusing and simple rhymes the tots do what little boys always do: they are running and shouting, laughing and teasing each other, playing and eating – to cut […]

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