Folker Banik & Almud Kunert

The Emperor's New Clothes

A modern and funny adaptation of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

For the emperor of Youkali, every day is like a dream: For breakfast, he enjoys mountains of pancakes with maple syrup, elderberry ice cream and sweets. Afterwards he dresses up in his most colourful clothes to take a walk in the magnificent castle garden. He has got everything. Only real friends are missing. But one one day two strange dressmakers come to town who make him a promising offer that he can’t refuse…

Folker Banik tells with much humour about seemingly boundless naivety, but also about the search for a deeper meaning behind all the superficialities in this world. Almud Kunert’s cheerful and charming illustrations bring the events surrounding the emperor alive.

Kindermann Verlag

Classics | Fairy Tale

Original title: Des Kaisers neue Kleider
Age 5+
40 pp | € 18
hc | 210 x 280 mm
Publication: Feb 2023


Author: Folker Banik
Illustrator: Almud Kunert

All rights available, excl. Simplified Chinese

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