Contemplating Nature

Is nature of equal importance to all people?, asks Antje Damm and places the photograph of three children in India right next to this question. To her, nature is of such great significance that she raises more than 60 questions which can be the basis for a long and deep conversation with children: Do plants have rights? What would it be like to always live in the wilderness? What can we learn from nature? Which question would you like to ask an animal?

Just like her previous question books, Antje Damm once again illustrates the subject-matter primarily with her own photographs and illustrations and in so doing creates an easy approach to often philosophical questions.

by Antje Damm


  • Nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award 2019
  • Nominated for the Catholic Children’s Book Prize 2019
  • 7 Best Books for Young Readers
  • Leselotse (Reading Pilot)
  • Three for Our Planet
  • Finalist – Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento (Italian edition)

“A cleverly illustrated book; its challenges can be just as competently met by four-year-olds as by 90-year-olds.” – Thomas Linden, Philosophie Magazin


“A wise, philosophical approach to nature.” – literaturkurier


“The compositions, combinations and sequence of images provide surprises, show connections, lead to new questions.” – Franz Lettner, Die Furche


“With impressive pictures and child-friendly questions, the author manages to quickly pave the way to profound thoughts.” – BUNDmagazin


“[This] astonishingly profound collection of images becomes a treasure trove of ideas and the basis for a joint reflection on the present and future of life on earth.” – Catholic Children’s Book Prize

Moritz Verlag | hc | 144 pp | 171 x 171 mm | 2018 | 6+

Rights sold: Italian, Korean, Spanish (Latin America)


[original title: Was wird aus uns?]