Julia Dürr & Astrid Walenta
Book design Franziska Walther
Madam Fafu loves insects! And she loves telling stories about a lady who can turn herself into her favourite creatures using special insect sprays. One day, she finds a ladybird on her desk. On the very same day she had told a story about a metamorphosis into this very insect. Can that be a coincidence?
Using delicate colours and fine pencil drawings Julia Dürr sets the stage for Astrid Walenta’s seemingly surreal story. There are stories within the story within the story … But it is left up to the reader’s fantasy to determine what might be true.
A picture book that can be read over and over again and in which alternative possible interpretations can be discovered time and time again in the pictures and in the text.
Recommended by German Academy for Children and Youth Literature as Environment-Book Tip June 2019.
Format: 225 x 300mm
Length: 32 pp.
ET: January 2019
Price: 20 €
Hardcover and half-linen