One morning there is a zebra under Hanna’s bed. A living zebra! Just like that. Hanna has only recently moved into the area with her two dads, so she is happy when Browninger—that’s the zebra’s name—comes along to school with her. .A zebra in the classroom? Impossible! But as Browninger is darned good at writing, calculating and gymnastics, he is allowed to stay. At least to start with. The children will never forget this school day: imagine learning how to write on Browninger’s stripes! Leap-frogging over his back! A dream of a gymnastics lesson!
But all of a sudden the door opens and two zoo keepers come in and lead Browninger away. What is Hanna to do now?
- White Ravens 2016
- Leipzig Reading Compass 2015
- 7 Best Books for Young Readers, Jan 2016
A funny book against prejudices, a book that captures your interest in the unknown. – Der Tages-Spiegel
Great characters, super dialogues and marvellous illustrations: seldom has a Book handled the topic of being different in as graceful a way. – White Ravens
A sweet, whacky story with great depth. – ORF
A book to fall in love with. – Evangelisches Literaturportal
Moritz Verlag | 72 pp | 150 x 218 mm | 2015 | 6+
Rights sold: Czech, Spanish
[original title: Das Zebra unterm Bett]