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Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Cordes, Miriam (Illustrator)

Don’t worry, you can do it, too! Climb to the top of the big climbing frame? First day at nursery school? Tell Mummy why you definitely and under no circumstances want to wear the red baby dress? In 13 very different stories, children show real courage and help young readers to lose their own little and not-so-little daily fears.
An important subject: Being brave and helping others to overcome their fears. Here affectionately and sensitively illustrated, with pictures reflecting the children’s own lives.
| 3 +

Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Little Fairy with a Big Caring Heart

Oh dear! The little dragon is supposed to be staying home alone for the very first time! But with Maluna’s help, he’s sure to manage it because the little fairy sends the little wizard and the little bear to keep him company. After all, everything is easier if you’ve got friends.

A magical Maluna Moonlight story about courage, friendship and being there for one another.
| 4 +

Schmid, Thomas (Author)

Butterfly tum! Of friendship and first love – the special film edition “Stupid Cap!” That’s how Oliver greets Martin when he joins the new class after moving house. Martin caught Oliver stealing and gave him away by mistake – no wonder Oliver doesn’t have a good word to say for him. But Martin’s thoughts are far more taken up with Silke, who has really turned his head. Sadly, it seems she already has a boyfriend – Oliver, of all people! Johannes Schmid, winner of the film award Der goldene Spatz, filmed Thomas Schmid’s young adult novel debut with the German big-screen stars Inka Friedrich, Andreas Hoppe and Inga Busch. With colour photos from the film. | 12 +

Haberstock, Meike (Author) Haberstock, Meike (Illustrator)

Anton is the greatest!

After solving the great time puzzle, Anton now has to deal with the timid bunny. What he really wants to do is finally show everyone that he's as brave as a lion! But to begin with, the lion hides away inside his timid bunny skin – and it’s no easy matter getting him out again. That’s because Anton is really only medium-sized, medium-old and medium-brave. And now he is having to spend three days at the youth hostel without his mummy! But if there’s one thing Anton and his friends do know, it’s that fear is as stupid as a metre of field track, get over it once and it’s much easier the next time. And real courage, as Anton knows full well, makes us even bigger. At least a couple of centimetres!

The second book about lovable little Anton: philosophical, humorous, warm-hearted. With lots of colour pictures, collages and speech bubbles.
| 6 +

Rose, Barbara (Author) Zielinski, Rea Grit (Illustrator) Glökler, Angela (Illustrator)

It’s been some time since Camilla was in Birkenberg and now the flowers in the greenhouse are drooping and the high-tech gadgets belonging to Missi’s father have found their way back into the kitchen. When the meal for a wedding party is a disaster, it becomes very clear that the Sugarswords need Camilla’s help. Perhaps she can also dispel Spoon-Ida’s doubts with her courage cake, apply for a scholarship in Switzerland and encourage Missi’s classmate Flo to audition as a singer for the new school band.

Top ingredients for a book that’s sure to be a favourite: likeable characters, heart-warming illustrations and recipes to follow at home.

| 8 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Hansen, Christiane (Illustrator)

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 | 4 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

The Ogglies and the Mucky Mut

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
| 6 +

Zöller, Elisabeth (Author) Kolloch, Brigitte (Author) Czerwenka, Eva (Illustrator)

Being brave isn’t so very hard, at all!
Jonah is terribly frightened of going down the big slide on his own, but when Mathew says he will go with him, he plucks up the courage to try. Eva is really brave and protects her sister from the big boys. Lotta goes shopping without her mummy and Leo goes to stay over with his friend Paula for the first time. The stories are all about fear, being brave and sometimes being a little too fearless – there’s a favourite story for every child here!
With an epilogue from Dr Anne Bischoff, child and adolescent psychiatrist. | 3 +

Dietl, Erhard (Author) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator)

The two Oggly kids pay a visit to their relations on the North Sea coast, where an awful prospect awaits them. Their cousin will only let them join the Black Shell Gang if they do three dares, namely: jump off a high rock, eat fresh peaches and wash in perfumed soap. Luckily, nothing gets in the way of the pluckiest Ogglies! | 7 +

Nöstlinger, Christine (Author) Hattenhauer, Ina (Illustrator)

A children’s treasure of a book by Christine Nöstlinger!
Which is worse? When your father suddenly brings a new woman home or when this new woman also has a daughter, and that daughter is such a cow as Anna, Cornelius asks himself. At least Anna is as unhappy about their parents’ relationship as he is. Together, the two simply must think of some way of splitting their parents up. A delightful, heartwarming book by the great Christine Nöstlinger, all about children’s worries and prejudices, and about good friends.
| 9 +

Weger, Nina (Author) Scholz, Barbara (Illustrator)

Friendship, Magic and Adventure!

Eleven-year-old Tom lives alone with his mother. His father died before he was born – at least, that’s what Tom had always thought. Then suddenly an old circus ticket Tom finds at his grandparents’ home calls everything into question. Could Arthur Merlini, the famous circus artist, be his father? Tom sets out in search of his roots. In a world that’s full of magic and seems to have a false bottom, he is forced to face his greatest fears and finds himself catapulted into the adventure of his life!

Original characters, an exciting plot, amusing and at the same time, profound: a glimpse behind the circus scenes with Nina Weger!
| 10 +

Ludwig, Sabine (Author) Kreitz, Isabel (Illustrator)

Strange women on the loose! The mystery of the vanished mothers - Nothing could be more obvious: Emily, Bruno and Sofia definitely have the worst mothers in the world. Emily is constantly having to help her chaotic mum out of a tight spot, Bruno is forced to play the piano against his will, and Sofia can never do anything right in her mum’s eyes. The three enter a competition on the Terrible Mothers website and suddenly, miraculously, their mothers disappear and are replaced by friendly women who can read the children’s every wish from their lips. But there’s something not quite right about these substitute mothers.… An original, humorous suspense-packed detective story – that expresses just what children feel! | 10 +

Scheffel, Annika (Author) Tourlonias, Joëlle (Illustrator)

Filled with poetry and imagination
In their search for her seafaring daddy, Nelly and her mother, Ava, travel all over the country in a brightly coloured bus. One day, a flying postman puts Nelly and Ava off course and leads them behind a wall of fog to the strangest place Nelly has ever been. Here, everything is padded and secure. There are thousands of prohibitive signs – and lots of frightened people. Then Ava suddenly disappears without trace, and Nelly discovers that her mother isn’t the first person to have gone missing here. Anyone who breaks the rules disappears. Just like that! But where do they go to?

A children’s book debut with an adorably inquisitive heroine
Fascinating narrative style: explodes the boundaries between reality and fantasy
Illustrated by the successful Joëlle Tourlonias (Bommel the Little Bumblebee)
| 10 +

Lütje, Susanne (Author) Livanios, Eleni (Illustrator)

It’s so nice when we’re together!
The perfect good night storybook for mothers and children

Who’s got the nicest mum in the world? Is it the squirrel whose mummy rocks him in her arms? Or the polar bear whose mummy makes him hot tea? Or perhaps the little fox whose mummy kisses away the pain when he hurts himself. All of the baby animals really have the nicest mummy, just like the little girl at the end of the book whose mummy tucks her in and says good night!

•\x09Affectionate rhymes, lovely pictures
•\x09A book that also makes an ideal gift!

| 24 months +

Nitschke, Julia (Author) Schultz, Ruth (Author) Motte, Frollein (Illustrator)

Say What You Think. Do What You Think is Right

The self-help book for life: political, provocative, informative and inspiring

Which prejudices are you secretly harbouring? Can boys be feminists too? And why is it sometimes so hard to say no?

You don’t just get your opinions from out of the blue. You have to form them yourself. Sounds like hard work? Well, it is. But it’s good fun too! The co-authors Ruth and Julia take you with them on a journey to find yourself and to engage with the hot topics of our times. So grab a pen and set off – this book can’t function without you!

For teenagers and young adults seeking a fun challenge | 12 +

Sasmaz, Sinem (Author) Erlbruch, Leonard (Illustrator)

Faster than the wind! A picture book for all special small people. Mr Cheetah is perfectly contented. But one day the other animals start to make comments about him. A cheetah without spots - what kind of a cheetah is that? On the hunt for his spots, Mr Cheetah is teased and taunted until he feels quite worthless. But then he discovers his strong point: he can run. Faster than anyone! Suddenly all the other animals are envying the fastest creature in the world. But Mr Cheetah doesn’t care about their opinions any more. Now he is confident and proud to be the way he is! • Confidence-building book, illustrated by Leonard Erlbruch. • A Book About discovering your own strengths. Full Translation available here!       | 4 +

Wagner, Heidrun (Author) D'Oro, Miri (Illustrator)

Romantic thriller mystery for girls

When only drawing can save you.
Sixteen-year-old Zoe has absolutely no memories. Drawing is the only thing that helps her. But the pictures she draws as though one possessed usually depict her in grave danger. When Zoe falls in love with Elijah, everything becomes easier - until one day, after an argument, she does a sketch of Elijah’s face and then crosses it through in heavy pencil. A short time later, Elijah is in hospital with serious injuries to his face. Does Zoe see into the future with her pictures? Or could it be that she has a dangerous gift?
| 14 +

Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Bednarski, Laura (Illustrator)

Fearless princess rescues robber and fire-breathing dragon!

Princess Alva (who is not really a princess, but don’t tell anyone) rides to the forest in her unicorn-drawn coach, accompanied by her servants. When they are held up by a gang of robbers, the voice of the great fiery dragon terrifies all of them except Alva. The dragon wants to get rid of his cough, the robbers want to get rid of the dragon, their leader is in trouble, and Alva wants everyone including herself to be happy. So come to the forest and find out how Alva solves each and every problem, and how chocolate buttons can make all the difference.

- Strong girl character gives the lie to stereotypical perceptions of gender roles
- Antonia Michaelis uses a playful, childlike style of language in the telling of her highly imaginative story
- With cheerful illustrations by Laura Bednarski

| 4 +

Lütje, Susanne (Author) Reich, Stefanie (Illustrator)

You can fly high into the air with mummy, little bat!

The little bat is very unhappy because she’s too scared to attempt flying. Her mummy tries to encourage her and assures her that she will always be there to catch her if she falls. You can do it, little bat!

Popular author Susanne Lütje’s rhymes make Come On, Little Bat, You Can Do It not only a big morale booster, but also great fun.
Atmospheric, modern illustrations
A real book of encouragement
| 24 months +

Bertram, Rüdiger (Author) Schulmeyer, Heribert (Illustrator)

Small doll, big mouth! Shy little Anna is not happy when she hears she has to go swimming with her school class - quite unlike her cheeky doll, Freda, who wants to go and push stupid Stephen into the water because he’s always picking on Anna. And it seems even jumping in off the three-metre board is easy-peasy for Freda. But in the end, it’s Anna who, thanks to Freda’s crazy stories and her new friends’ praise, musters all her courage and jumps. Splash!

Fresh, lively, Freda: a chirpy, cheerful and pretty encouraging little doll. A book for girls who already have or are still looking for a little courage.
| 6 +

Paulsen, Sophie Luca (Author) Lauber, Larisa (Illustrator)

Otto the little octopus is sad because he doesn’t understand why he has sooo many arms. He loves the fish’s glittering fins, the crab’s practical pincers and the ray’s broad wing-like fins. Even Otto’s friends recoil from his many arms. But then the little turtle gets stuck in a crack in rocks and only Otto can free him thanks to his many arms. Now everyone wants a hug from Otto – turns out, it’s wonderful to have eight arms, after all!

Warm, encouraging message: You’re great just the way you are! | 24 months +

Kleine Bornhorst, Lena (Author) Gadermann, Jan (Illustrator)

Playing together: Mats & Frida show how it’s done! At the playground: Frida wants to swing! Yahoo! This is fun! But what’s wrong with Mats? Mats is scared to have a go. Frida climbs up the big slide. Mats would rather stay at the bottom. Now Frida wants to go on the seesaw, but she can’t do that on her own. Come on, Mats, you can do it!

A new story for the very young, straight from the everyday life of a lovingly developed and perfectly created miniature world!
| 24 months +

Maar, Paul (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

I would like an exciting Sat, a funny Sat, a brand-new Sat!
If only Martin Pocketbeer hadn’t taken the Sat and the Sat retrieval drops with him on his class trip! Because his teacher steals the drops and takes possession of the Sat. Not that that’s so easy to do as the Sat belongs to the Pocketbeer family. If anyone else asks him to grant them a wish, his wishes have unexpected side-effects. And the Sat himself feels worse and worse, too. So Martin and his friends Tina and Roland set out to rescue the Sat. But there are plenty of complications, mix-ups, Sat poems and first-rate suspense before they finally succeed! | 6 +

Martin, Peer (Author)

Calvin, 19, used to be a neo-Nazi, but his love for a Syrian girl called Nuri taught him to see things differently. He has now left his old gang, changed his name and identity – and managed to opt out of the neo-Nazi scene altogether.
But he has lost Nuri.
In the fire, right at the end, he made her a promise: to get thirteen-year-old Jinan out of Syria. Casting common sense to the wind and disregarding all the rules, he sets out with Nuri’s brother, Kamal, for the country from which hundreds of people flee every day.
While Calvin’s former friend Pascal is trying to track down and do away with Nuri’s parents in Berlin, Calvin’s path takes him through devastated towns and winter mountains. He witnesses destruction and violence, torture and death, but time and again also experiences a hospitality he has never known before. When he falls into the hands of the IS, he is determined never to give up the search because only by finding and rescuing Jinan can he also, in his own way, find his way back to Nuri again.

In Winter so Far, Peer Martin continues the gripping story begun in "The Summer of Black Wings".
| 14 +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Oertel, Katrin (Illustrator)

Go on, have a go! Don’t be afraid, give it a try! Sharing these ten stories about young heroes and their great deeds, especially with all the many activity suggestions they contain, the young listeners immediately want to have a go at something they have always wanted to do but never dared to. A book full of discoveries to be made, stories to tell and things to do.

Give it a try! Stories all about courage, with many creative suggestions for games, handicrafts and joining in.
| 4 +

Glanzner, Susanne (Author) Grote, Anja (Illustrator)

Adventure in Pyjamas! Paul really used to think going to bed was stupid, a pure waste of time! If he stayed up, he could get on with all kinds of things, like finishing his model pirate ship, for example. But then, one evening, he hears a tap, tap, tapping at his window. Outside he sees a rocket in the air. From then on, Carly Comet, the space pilot, takes Paul with him on his nightly outings to strange galaxies, and what Paul experiences there surpasses everything he has ever known before at nursery school or even in his Granddad’s workshop. Going to bed has been a lot less stupid since then! Even when Carly’s rocket has to go into the garage for a service, Paul goes along with him, of course, with his cuddly rat, Conrad, stuffed into the top of his pyjama pants. Suddenly, they hear an almighty bang and there, in front of them, they see a small dragon. He takes our friends all the way across space to the land of dragons and then back again, to Paul’s cosy room.

-\x09A small hero for children who don’t like going to bed
-\x09Great adventures with a snuggle factor, perfect for goodnight rituals!
-\x09A wonderful adventure in chapters ideal for reading aloud
| 5 +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

Stay true to yourself and protect what you love.
Book 5 in the bestselling series by Tanya Stewner.

Barely escaped from the clutches of Doctor Orion, the Alpha Cru set sail for France in search of Alea’s mother. In the English Channel, they stray into a death zone, a stretch of water devoid of oxygen because toxic fertiliser has been dumped there! Alea is dumbstruck! Will she be able to come one step nearer to saving the marine world with the aid of her friends and the Magicals?

- Environmental protection is a topic that touches a nerve with the target group and lends a certain extra to the story #FridaysforFuture
- An endless wave of top reviews, numerous fan accounts on Instagram
- More than 440,000 copies of books from the series sold (February 2019) | 10 +

Dulleck, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

Boyo, the little penguin, has a great dream: he would love to be able to fly! But has anyone ever heard of a penguin whizzing through the air performing loop-de-loops? Luckily, Boyo has three really good friends: Fin, Pete and Shrimp, and they come up with a plan to help him. After all, friends stick together, don’t they? Of course, they do!

- Encourages readers to follow their dreams, recognise their own personal talent and to become independent
- Nina Dulleck’s penguin kids are bright, imaginative and stick together like glue
- Gloriously colourful, humorous pictures by popular illustrator Nina Dulleck | 4 +

Stewner, Tanya (Author) Carls, Claudia (Illustrator)

The great merpeople adventure continues! Fleeing from Doctor Orion, the Alpha Cru sails to Norway, where an oil rig has sprung a leak. Can Alea and the Magicals prevent a catastrophic oil spill? Will she meet the Whale Wanderer and find a way, with the help of the merkids, to rid the magical underwater world of the virus?

The fourth book in the mermaid saga by bestselling author Tanya Stewner!
The environmental theme is perfect for the target audience.
| 10 +

krima & isa (Author) krima & isa (Illustrator)

Beaker, dummy or rubber duck. The board picture books feature the successful krima and isa design that’s equally popular with mothers and children and for the first time open up the krima and isa world to the very young. A pictionary for tiny tots drawn with lots of love and attention to detail. | 12 months +

Taschinski, Stefanie (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator)

Lumi the lynx girl lives in Sparklewood with her Aunt Chain because her mother was bold enough to set foot in Millennium Gorge, where the wolves live, and ended up plunging to the depths. Still, Lumi leads a carefree life and likes to roam the woods with Rissa, the young fox girl, and Bristle, the wild boar boy. Then one day, she happens upon three very peculiar strangers wearing black masks around their eyes. The arrival of these visitors causes an uproar in Sparklewood and strikes fear into the hearts of many animals. Lumi plans to keep her distance, but when the youngest of the three creatures becomes entangled in a root, she relents and helps him.
That marks the beginning of a wonderful friendship between the young lynx girl Lumi and Rus Racoon, who has just come to Sparklewood with his family because their old home had been destroyed. Lumi explains the rules of the wood to Rus and shows him the many different facets of her home. And she also helps him and his family to hide.
This is necessary because not all of the woodland creatures are as well disposed towards the newcomers as Lumi. The animals who regard the wood as their territory feel that their traditional rights are being threatened. Snout the fox, in particular, stirs the other animals up into a frenzy and encourages them to join forces and drive the racoons out of the wood. Now there’s only one thing for it for Lumi and Rus: they must make sure the racoons are given a place in Sparklewood. And to do that, they need to find the mysterious Changetree, in which all Sparklewood creatures have scratched their mark. Only if they can add the racoons’ mark and plant their tree in Sparklewood will Snout and his followers perhaps leave them in peace. But it’s a long way to the Changetree and their path takes the two friends right into Millennium Gorge…

A contemporary counterpart to The Wind in the Willows and other classics.
A poetic parable about being different, friendship and tolerance.
Poetic and sensitive, told in modern language.

English sample translation available! | 8 +

Neuschaefer, Katharina (Author) Gehrmann, Katja (Illustrator)

For the knights of the story round! Attentively, the young listeners follow the fabulous adventures of the young knave Arthur, who becomes the King of England. They listen in wonder to the stories of Excalibur the sword, of Merlin, of the warring Norsemen, of beautiful Guinevere, noble Sir Lancelot and, of course, the Holy Grail. And the adults are impressed by how well Katharina Neuschaefer tells the legends of Arthur of the Round Table in child-appropriate language.

Heroic sagas: an ever-popular subject with children and adults alike, reinterpreted here as read-aloud stories for children, with humorous illustrations by Katja Gehrmann.
| 5 +

Weger, Nina (Author) Dulleck, Nina (Illustrator)

| 9 +

Alexander, Nora (Author) Christians, Julia (Illustrator)

Olli’s grandpa isn’t like other people’s grandpas and he does some odd things, like asking for ice cream with ketchup, going for a walk in the middle of the night and sometimes even forgetting to go to the toilet. How embarrassing! But Olli’s grandpa has a secret. On nights when the moon is full, something incredible happens to him. When Olli discovers one evening that grandpa turns into a wolf, it’s the start of the most exciting night of his life and nothing is ever quite like Olli had imagined it to be again.

- An appeal for people with dementia to be treated respectfully; told with warmth and affection
- Nora Alexander describes the magic in every kind of human difference without judging or moralising
- Much more than a book focused on a particular topic, this is an adventure story and a declaration of love | 8 +

Fröhlich, Anja (Author) Schmidt, Silke (Illustrator)

Everyone has been driving Pauline mad recently. In the morning it’s her teacher, Godfrey Hardhead-Sainthouse, the rest of the day, her mum and her half-sister, Anastasia. Never ever would she have thought that things could get any worse. But then her mother pays a visit to a fortune teller – and chaos takes its course. Anja Fröhlich sets the normal madness of puberty down on paper. Gloriously wacky with bags of humour and cheeky illustrations by Silke Schmidt. A hilariously funny story about growing up, being grown up and the crassest family of all time. | 12 +

Westhoff, Angie (Author)

Maya Music Munich
Catastrophe! As if it weren’t bad enough to be moving away in the middle of the school year – but to the uncoolest city in the world, as well! It’s a nightmare for Maya because although she’s a member of the school orchestra, she’s also the life and soul of the party. In fact, she is the best saxophonist around – and a rising rock star. But then Maya meets Theo, the good-looking guitarist at the youth centre. Perhaps Munich isn’t as dull as Maya thought, after all?
She hasn’t just got butterflies in her tum, she’s got rhythm in her blood, too.
The adventure of a 13-year-old girl who rocks more than Munich with her courage and music.
| 12 +

Grimm, Sandra (Author) Sodré, Julie (Illustrator)

Baby tiger Siri is just two weeks old when his first milk teeth come through. And they are very sharp indeed! When he’s six months old, he is allowed to go hunting for the very first time. Until then, he drinks his mother’s milk and eats the occasional piece of meat she brings him. | 4 +

Strobel, Tatjana (Author) Pieper, Andrea (Illustrator)

Mia has a problem at school. Ever since her class had a new teacher, her marks have been slipping, and she can't concentrate.

She eventually confides in her grandmother, who gives her a hand-knitted brightly coloured jumper. When Mia puts it on, she can't believe her eyes and ears: "Pilou" can magically speak and understand Mia's problems. Thus begins a special and miraculous friendship. Will Pilou be able to help Mia solve her problems?

With her magical, speaking jumper, bestselling author Tatjana Strobel has created a friend and helpmate for every child. Pilou understands all children's fears and anxieties, and gives them the tools to deal independently with the situations that bother them, and to find solutions to them.


An I-can-do book by bestselling author Tatjana Strobel - sensitively handles difficult situations for children. | 5 +

Scheerer, Susanne (Author) von Sperber, Annabelle (Illustrator)

Families are like a rainbow – they come in every colour.
How come Oscar has two mummies, Tilly wonders. Her big sister, Frieda, explains that Oscar’s mummies badly wanted a baby but couldn’t make their wish come true. Then they met Tilly’s and Frieda’s parents and Frieda’s and Tilly’s daddy donated some sperm to Oscar’s mummies. That’s how Oscar came to be born and a great wish turned into an even greater miracle.

Two Mummies for Oscar deals with the topical subject of “rainbow families”: vivid, descriptive and written in child-appropriate language, the book makes it easy for parents and teachers to talk about diversity to children of three and over.
| 4 +

Böhm, Anna (Author) Göhlich, Susanne (Illustrator)

Heroes sometimes emerge from the most unlikely places!

The two magical creatures of Emmi’s bossy schoolmate, Antonia, and the grumpy Mr Bockel were accidentally switched, and now everyone is miserable. Which is why Unipig and Emmi volunteer to reverse the unfortunate exchange. Easier said than done! For Antonia to reclaim her beloved matchling, Mr Bockel must agree to take back his own magical creature, the dreaded spitworm. Which is how Unipig and Emmi discover the Bockel family’s long-kept secret … and the spitworm reveals some unexpected abilities!

Emmi and Unipig are simply adorable. Author Anna Böhm’s little heroes convey the wise message ’Be true to yourself!’ with great humour and charm.

“A turbulent, beautiful, true-to-life story, bursting with curious, clever, creative ideas, and the most wonderful illustrations – just the way a children’s book should be.”
Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung

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