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Rüdiger Bertram (Text von), Heribert Schulmeyer (Illustriert von)

Coolman und ich 1

Vol. 1


Kay is twelve years old, he’s in year six at school and he’s basically a perfectly ordinary boy. Basically – if it weren’t for COOLMAN, who is always there at his side. COOLMAN is a bit of a big mouth and always ready with a wisecrack; and there isn’t anything he hasn’t already seen or done. He’s the ultimate superhero – in his words. On top of this, COOLMAN is convinced he’s the best thing that ever happened to Kay and it doesn’t bother him at all if Kay occasionally doesn’t see it.
The fact that Kay is the only person who can see COOLMAN doesn’t make matters easier – especially when his sometimes rather dubious advice gets Kay into embarrassing situations. Not that this is COOLMAN’s fault! Kay finds himself following his invisible companion’s suggestions again and again – which can be disastrous, especially where girls are concerned. And when a whole weekend without parents is in the offing, his elder sister is planning to throw a huge party, his school is organising a fancy dress party, he is supposed to be going as an aubergine – and nothing is really turning out as he planned, there’s only one thing for it: for Kay to emigrate. Or to face the situation like a hero!

- With lots of amusing comic strips, a likeable first-person narrator and his chaotic sidekick
- Fast-paced, simply hilarious narrative
-The tumultuous daily life of an almost perfectly ordinary 12-year-old: chaotic, funny, sometimes embarrassing and always exciting

  • Recommended age: 10 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-3185-1
  • Published: 01.10.2010
  • Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oetinger

  • Rights sold:

    El Salvador
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© Oetinger / Joerg Schwalfenberg

Rüdiger Bertram

Rüdiger Bertram was born in 1967 and after graduating from university worked as a freelance journalist and book author. Today he writes mainly children’s books and occasionally also comedy film scripts. He lives in Cologne with his wife, son and daughter.

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© Oetinger / Joerg Schwalfenberg

Heribert Schulmeyer

Heribert Schulmeyer was born in Cologne in 1954 and studied graphics and fine arts. He illustrates children’s books and works for television (including “Die Sendung mit der Maus”).

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