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Erhard Dietl (Author), Christiane Hansen (Illustrator)

Ein Warzenschwein will mutig sein

A Warthog Longs to Be Brave

The Ogglies’ creator Erhard Dietl in top form

If only the warthog could be a hero. The trouble is that he’s really timid. Nevertheless, he doesn’t waste a second when the beaver needs his help one night. Making his way through the dark forest, the warthog is constantly frightened by eerie shadows. Luckily, they are just the shadows of harmless animals wishing to accompany him. In the end, the warthog arrives at the beaver’s house with a great following. The beaver had had a nightmare and is now happy to see that so many of his friends were worried about him. Together they have a big party.

Important topics for children: friendship, animals, fear of the dark and nightmares

With refreshingly fanciful rhymes and vividly coloured illustrations

  • Recommended age: 4 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-1341-3
  • Published: 24.02.2020
  • Pages: 32
  • Illustrations: 12
  • Features: 12 illustrations, 12 colored
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
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Erhard Dietl

Erhard Dietl was born in Regensburg in 1953 and studied art at the Kunstakademie in Munich. The author and illustrator holds various awards, including the North Rhine-Westphalian Children’s Book Prize and that of the Stiftung Buchkunst.

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Christiane Hansen

Christiane Hansen was born in Würzburg in 1973 and studied illustration at the College of Applied Science in Hamburg (Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften). She works as a freelance illustrator of children’s books.

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