What Races Past so Fast?

Regular reprints

by Thomas Müller  Was braust website

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 … you name it! – they are all part of this crazy race … But where are they going? Can you guess what will finally make them stop? I’ll tell you this much: it’s yet another vehicle!
A tremendously entertaining board book for the youngest. The nostalgic looking vehicles will not just amuse the children, but mum and dad alike. A refreshingly different take on the many books on vehicles that are published every year. There are lots of things to point out and to marvel at. The clever ending is bound to have the children insist on innumerous repetitions of the race.
  • White Raven 2014
  • Winner of the Leipzig Reading Compass 2014
  • Recommended by Stiftung Lesung
Quite simply THE book on vehicles! – the jury

 Moritz Verlag | board | 32 pp | 218 x 178 mm | August 2013 | 2+

Rights sold: Danish, Faroese, French, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish

[original title: Was braust so schnell vorbei?]

Lemon Yellow and Fiery Red

by Sabine Lohf  Zitronengelb lr

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 are very entertaining and even the youngest readers will easily relate to them and be captivated by their charm.

Sabine Lohf enchants the reader with imaginatively conceived collages and home-made items, manufactured from various materials … A unique concept that succeeds with wordplay and creativity all round. – leser-welt.de

  • Leipzig Reading Compass 2014
  • Recommended by Stiftung Lesen

Moritz Verlag | board | 108 pp | 140 x 136 mm | Aug 2013 | 2+

All rights available

[original title: Zitronengelb und Feuerrot]

Little Giraffe Gwendolin

by Andreas Német & Hans-Christian Schmidt Gwendolin lr

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 to get well again: they can measure her temperature and help her drink her tea. And indeed: the following morning Gwendolin is already much better and energetically jumps out of bed!

The board book specialists Német and Schmidt from Dresden have succeeded in preparing a truly charming book that corresponds to the children’s world of experience. Children will love it just as much as it will help their parents to comfort them during an illness.

  • Leipzig Reading Compass 2013

Moritz Verlag | board | 12 pp | 16.5 x 21 cm | August 2012 | 2+

All rights available

[original title: Gwendolin Giraffenkind]