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Petra Maria Schmitt (Author), Susanne Orosz (Author), Heike Vogel (Illustrator)

Warum leben Meerschweinchen nicht im Meer?

Vorlesegeschichten für neugierige Kinder

Why Are Guinea Pigs Called Pigs? - Read-aloud Stories for Inquisitive Children

Why, why? Ask, and you’ll get an answer!

Why are guinea pigs called pigs? Why do glow worms glow? And why do we get goose bumps? Who’s able to give a spontaneous answer to these children’s questions anyway? Thank goodness that there are always new volumes in this bestselling series of expert knowledge packed into read-aloud stories that fascinate and delight us adults, too.

Over 165,000 copies of the series sold (October 2019)

  • Recommended age: 5 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7707-0090-5
  • Published: 20.01.2020
  • Pages: 128
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Features: 120 illustrations, 120 colored
  • Publisher: ellermann

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Petra Maria Schmitt

Petra Maria Schmitt was born in Alsdorf near Aachen in 1959 and studied social education in Cologne. Inspired by her three children, she started writing stories and is now a successful author. She writes not only books but also stories for radio and television.

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Susanne Orosz

Susanne Orosz was born in Vienna in 1962 and writes children’s books and television scripts. She lives in Hamburg, loves adventures and has a black belt in aikido.

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Heike Vogel

Heike Vogel was born in 1971. She studied at the College of Design in Hamburg, and since 1999 has worked as an illustrator for several publishing houses. She lives with her family in Hamburg.

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