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 every day!
But then pig arrives, followed by the dog, the rabbit, the chicken and the frog. The old trick works: Giving each other a leg-up leads to an ever-growing, funny and wobbly ladder that grows with the turn of every page.
by Susanne Straßer
- Leipzig Reading Compass 2015
“How Susanne Straßer succeeds in narrating soooo much with so few resources and have the little readers so spellbound is truly masterly.” – Buchhandlung Eulenspiegel
“A brilliant example that goes to show what often ridiculed board books are capable of!” – The jury – Leipzig Reading Compass
“This picture book treasure is illustrated affectionately and funny at the same time and highly recommendable for children aged 2 and up (and not just for those!)” – Monika Seyerlein
Peter Hammer Verlag | board book | 24 pp | 165 x 280 mm | 2014 | 2+
Rights sold: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Danish, Dutch, English (world), French, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish
[original title: So weit oben]