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An unusually striking style of illustration and a poetic story that covers important subjects like showing consideration and helping others.
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One day, independently of each other, both Ole and Siri come across three very bewildering “twins” dressed in kimonos. The three give each of the children a parcel. Both unwrap their present at home and discover a small, blue and pink-striped box with a large red button inside. The box is accompanied by a small card with the words: Please do not press! Of course, they both find it very hard to keep their fingers from pressing the button straight away – but Siri manages to resist the temptation, and so does Ole. On the following day, Siri’s teacher sets the class the task of splitting into twos and preparing a talk – and who should end up working together on the project than Siri and Ole? When they meet up at home to work on their talk, they notice that they have both been given one of the weird boxes with a button they are for some reason not supposed to press. Siri rings up her best friend, Ivana, who immediately joins them. What can these strange boxes possibly mean? But then bubbly Ivana suddenly grabs both boxes … and presses! The next day, the whole town is completely topsy-turvy. Women suddenly seem to prefer going to the DIY store than the shoe shop, the girls in school are being really loud and boisterous while the boys stand round in little groups, giggling and whispering. Even the cats and dogs have switched roles. Although their upside-down world is great fun for the children to start with, things suddenly begin to get more and more out of hand...
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The farmyard is filled with a great mooing and squawking! That’s because the hens and the cows are arguing about which is most important, eggs or milk, and neither side is prepared to back down. Then Bobby Barrel has a super idea and suggests they hold a competition to decide the winner. And because Bobby is the world’s best invention inventor, he puts together a challenging race course for the animals. But when all’s said and done, can anyone really say if one is more important than the other?
The ingenious inventor’s second adventure - in the very best Pettersson and Findus tradition and with lots of farmyard pictures teeming with detail.
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The new children’s book by Anja Fröhlich - wonderfully wacky and full of surprises, with delightful illustrations by Nina Hammerle. Brotherly/sisterly love can be so funny sometimes!
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Captain Crinklebeard is the terror of the seven seas. When his ship, the Blood Herring, appears on the horizon, every honest seafarer starts to tremble like a jelly with fear. No one is safe from him and his savage gang. But it might have been better for him if he had let one ship pass by. Because that ship was carrying a little girl called Molly …
With the film of the picture book Captain Crinklebeard and his Gang on DVD.
Animated with loving attention to detail and elaborately packed. The DVD comes in a plastic case that’s integrated into the cover. | 4 +
Nick is nine years old and there’s one thing in the world he really wants – he would love to have a dog; a real, live dog. Unfortunately, everyone in Nick’s family is so crazy that he can’t talk to them about anything as ordinary as a dog – everyone, that is, but his grandad, John Lasar. Apart from Nick, he is the only sensible person in the family. And he is going to persuade Nick’s mother to let Nick have a dog at last. That’s what Nick hopes, at least and so he plans to talk to his grandad about it at the grand anniversary party to be held for his grandad’s chocolate factory.
But then things don’t turn out anything like Nick had imagined because Grandad John, Nick’s only ally of all people, turns crazy from one day to the next, and starts believing he is God.
This causes great excitement, of course, and for once in their lives, all the other members of the family agree that Grandad John absolutely must be brought to his senses. The only trouble is that no amount of yoga, music, argument, pleading or name calling has the slightest effect. Grandad John continues to declare that he is God. Then Nick remembers what his sister’s teacher once said about his sister’s India mania: namely that everyone should accept it and, even better, play along with it. So all the members of his family build a throne and set Grandad John upon it and one by one they come before him to ask him to grant their wishes.
Not even Nick would ever have guessed just how crazy his family’s wishes could be and above all what peculiar consequences the whole thing would have …
English sample translation available! | 8 +
« With subtle humour, acute dialogues and a grandmother who turns everything upside down, Salah Naoura skilfully delivers a family's normality into the realms of the absurd. As the family members greedily dig for gold, their standards, certainties and relationships shift and need to be redefined. Naoura has a talent for presenting difficult topics in light-hearted guise. » Excerpt from the jury’s assessment for the book’s nomination for the 2014 German-French Children’s Literature Award.
“A fast-paced and very funny story with a charm that will captivate you from the very first page. Salah Naoura combines shrewd observations, zeitgeist and thoughtfulness to create an highly entertaining whole.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung on "Help! Get Me Out of Here!"
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“Go where pepper grows!” But where does pepper actually grow? Why do bears go into hibernation? Because they can’t find a winter jacket to fit and it’s too cold to go out without a jacket? No, of course not! Bears cannot find enough food in winter. That’s why they eat lots to fatten themselves up throughout the rest of the year and then spend the cold season in their den. The bright children in this book know where pepper grows, why snails have a house, that a whale is not a fish and plenty more besides. But it’s lots more fun to think up the craziest answers to the questions before looking at the real answers!
A special picture book – amusing and informative for children and parents, with unusual and amusing illustrations.
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Grump-fart-devil! Professor Fizzywine knows that tummy ache is a terrible thing! He also knows that Ogglies never have tummy ache even though they gobble up the most peculiar things – for example, rice-nail casserole with smelly socks au gratin. There must be a reason for this, the professor thinks and, with the aid of the Ogglies, sets to work developing an efficacious remedy for tummy ache with the aim of winning first prize at the Inventors’ Congress. The trouble is that he hadn’t reckoned with the Ogglies’ stubbornness. And then Professor Fizzywine’s medicine turns out to have a completely different effect from the one he intended!
Great fun for all Oggly fans: the first Oggly novel for children with lots of colour illustrations by the author.
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“If that old woman hadn’t come into Daddy’s chemist‘s shop, we would have been spared a great deal of excitement.” That’s how the story of Max and his dog, Bello, begins – Mr Bello, to be precise. The blue liquid the strange old woman brings Max’s father makes plants grow unnaturally quickly. But when Bello drinks some of the supposed fertiliser, Max gets the surprise of his life. The liquid, you see, turns animals into human beings!
An uproarious tale of transformation by Paul Maar – with amusing illustrations by Ute Krause.
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In seven chapters, this book of sayings and rhymes contains the best poems from all of the Sat books, arranged in order of Sat subjects and preferences. A fascinating collection of weird widsoms and topsy-turvy rules, joyful and impudent songs and tantalising tongue twisters. This special edition with colourful illustration by Paul Maar, wordsmith and creator of the Sat, is a treasure trove of surprises, humour and ebullient impudence, and therefore the perfect gift for all Sat fans. For fans to read aloud, read to themselves, carry on rhyming, learn by heart and never again forget!
•\x09The gift book for Sat fans large and small – to read aloud, read to themselves and carry on rhyming
•\x09To mark Paul Maar’s 75th birthday; the funniest and most original Sat verses created by the brilliant wordsmith
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There’s nothing much you can say about that, names are one of those things. Anton, for example, isn’t a boy, as you might think, but a girl. But she is a very special girl and there’s not much I wouldn’t do for her. I proved it, too, just recently when a strange woman, an even stranger girl and – dreadful! – a cat had the gall to move in into my house – just because Anton’s father decided he needed another wife. I could really understand that Anton was furious. But then, when there wasn’t a peaceful spot left anywhere in the house, my bowl didn’t get filled up regularly any more and all Anton could do was cry, I took action and even made friends with the stupid cat – just to restore the peace.”
Anton’s Pug has a sharp-tongue, but puts wit and suspense into his story. Truly, a gifted pooch!
Sabine Ludwig wrote down the story and it was filled up with colourful pictures, page after page, by Sabine Wilharm, who has repeatedly caused quite a sensation with her illustrations over the past few years. | 8 +
Sabine Ludwig has had some good experience of talking animals: PUG AND MOLLY MENDELSSOHN was a very successful children’s book last year. But Anton the pug is not the only one who’s clever with words and clever generally. Van Gogh, the one-eared stray tomcat, Chou-chou, the snooty Persian cat, and Rudolf, the water rat who doesn’t like water, can keep up with the best.
The animals live on a deserted houseboat and are joined by Bertlinde the coot, who is trying to hatch out a plaster egg, Frans the parrot, who sits in front of his own reflection day in, day out, and Evangelina, the timorous python. All goes well until four dogs try to drive them away. Then it turns out that even a timorous python can be quite fearsome and, though a plaster egg is no good for hatching, it’s excellent for throwing!
The comical characters are the perfect material for Sabine Wilharm’s her unconventional pictures – four-colour and packed with humour, they accompany us throughout the book. There’s no question about it: THESE animals have something to say! | 8 +
There’s always something happening in Betty’s life! She falls in love with Ivo, but while the pair are still cautiously pussy-footing around and constantly misunderstanding each other, this cool, Argentinean exchange student suddenly appears on the scene. And who was it that sent the anonymous love letter? Betty is kept guessing and reports everything that happens to her in the definitive Betty blog – brief, to the point, cheeky and absolutely frank! Author Juma Kliebenstein writes about the ever-popular subject of love and growing up – here in a totally up-to-date style and using social networking and, appropriately, an exceptionally cool layout!
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Grown-ups can be really stupid sometimes. There’s no reason why Jonah shouldn’t be perfectly happy living on his own with his father, is there? But his Daddy thinks their home needs a woman’s touch so he joins a dating programme and takes Jonah with him to an Amor meeting instead of football. The women he meets there are all really stupid, Jonah thinks. Why doesn’t he just take Lotti from next door? But Daddy won’t listen to a word and drags Jonah off to a speed-dating session. And who should be there, too, but Lotti! She appears to be getting along very well with one of the men there and, for some reason, Daddy doesn’t look too pleased about that…
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Slimy sludge and doggy poo! Fantastic fun for Oggly fans and beginning readers.
The Oggly kids are fart-blastingly bored with their pets. Firebottom is asleep, the rats are dozing and the flies are dropping dead to the floor. What a toad-slimy piece of luck that a dog turns up on the rubbish tip at the right moment. He can even do tricks and loves rolling in mud! Welcome to the Ogglies’ world, dear first-time beginning readers.
Over 100,000 Oggly copies sold in the beginning readers’ category alone
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Grump-fart-blast! Can you credit it? The Ogglies are visited by a proper king! Grandma-Oggly is delighted. Yet the unexpected guest expects to be waited on hand and foot and keeps the Oggly family on its toes with his special wishes. In the end, Grandad-Oggly has had enough of it. After all, if a guest behaves so disgracefully, even the most angelic Oggly patience runs out in the end!
The ninth Oggly first-reading adventure. | 8 +
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The Oggly twins want to go to nursery school. Right now, this minute! And they want to do the things children do there: drawing and painting, singing, playing and, naturally, they want lots of sandwiches for the break. When Oggly-Grandma has to fill in for the teacher, it soon becomes very clear that this day is going to be a very special one. After all, the Oggly twins would much rather draw toads than flowers and their favourite game is doing long jumps into the mud …
With a special extra: the Oggly nursery school song with sheet music! | 4 +
Chaos ensues as the Ogglies chase through Oggly London and help to solve the crime with two lovable new Ogglies: Mr Paddock, the detective, and his assistant, Dumpy.
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A for apple, B for book and C for China: In Paul Maar’s School ABC, for every letter children will find a short rhyme to finish, straight from the pen of the grand master of poems and word games. And at the end of the book, there are also some ABC puzzles – because learning is supposed to be fun!
These rhymes and word search games will have your children learning their ABC and reading as they play. With a 16-page supplement containing reading puzzles and games.
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Baking with the Ogglies: an interactive story with real children’s recipes and heaps of fun!
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The latest adventures of the most extraordinary large family in German children’s literature! Huge fun, even when they are really tiny: THE OGGLIES by Erhard Dietl.
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The toe sock feels so lonely: Who on earth is it going to celebrate Christmas with? Everyone else is so different. The slipper sock is far too slow, the knee sock is too tall, and the sneaker sock is rushing round the Christmas tree so fast that all the baubles are falling off. Then the sound of music wafts in from the living room. A small finger glove is playing Christmas carols on the piano. They sound even better with five toes playing the accompaniment!
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