Werkstatt der Schmetterlinge

Rodolfo, one of the Designers of All Things and grandson of the esteemed inventor of the rainbow, dreams of creating a creature that flies like a bird has the beauty of a flower. Whilst sitting by the lake and wondering how to do this he finally has a great idea.

A delightful tale about an artist trying to find his way in the world.

by Wolf Erlbruch & Gioconda Belli


  •  Luchs Award


“The carefully beautiful layout of the picture book matches the high quality of the illustration and text. There will be hardly any age limits among its lovers.” – Gundel Mattenklott / Süddeutsche Zeitung


“Erlbruch juggles colours, mixes techniques, masters surfaces and details and in doing so creates what Rodolfo is looking for: beauty, albeit a wild and rough one …” – Brigitte Jakobeit / DIE ZEIT


“The book’s sumptuous decor is the appropriate setting for this work of art, which is likely to delight not only children aged 5 and up.” – Silke Schnettler / Westdeutsche Zeitung


“The large-format picture book will engage parents and children alike. Pictures full of surprises, a text to ponder and re-read – fabulously beautiful.” – Renate Raecke / play and learn


 Peter Hammer Verlag | hc | 42 pp | 35 x 25 cm | 2000 | 5+

Rights sold: Catalan, Chinese (simpl.), Danish, Dutch, English, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Spanish

[original title: Die Werkstatt der Schmetterlinge]