The Panther

Rainer Maria Rilke tells in his famous poem about a locked-in panther that he saw in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. He lends a voice to the graceful animal and introduces the reader into the emotional world of the black cat behind the bars: As if you were seeing the world through the eyes…

There’s a Skeleton Under the Bed

Scary Poems for Brave Children What could be more enjoyable than to get the creeps? Arne Rautenberg revives the undead and has them rattle, slime and screech through his poems. Skeletons, cyclops, zombies and frops. He rhymes with wonderfully disgusting ingredients and has huge fun with syllables, words and their sound. And as creeps and…

Monday is Back-to-front-cap-day

Arne Rautenberg’s poems are fun! Even more so when he rhymes for children. He juggles sounds, words and crazy ideas until they form something new that encourages laughter and even reflection. This book contains 40 refreshingly unpedagogical poems that don’t care a straw what is supposed to belong into a proper poem. Embarrassing and decent…

Two in Love

It is difficult to say what love is. But this much is clear: it is something to do with kissing or so. Two in Love is a little gift book for all those who contemplate love. Wondering who wants to kiss whom and who may or even should do so. Wondering about the before and after. The longing,…