When I am Grown Up

Written by Heinz Janisch & illustrated by Karsten Teich

Wenn_ich_gross_bin - coverHow does it feel to be as big as a bear, as tall as the Eiffel-Tower or the Himalaya? Does the world look different from up high? Any way this is for sure: Even the biggest giant does need comfort from time to time. Heinz Janisch describes the childish dream of becoming a grown-up in rare but precise words. This is an empathetic picture book with gorgeous colour-illustrations by Karsten Teich. This book reveals that it can be really nice to be small again from time to time, especially if the tiny toe hurts.Heinz Janisch was born in Austria in 1960 and studied German literature in Vienna. He has published numerous books, including many children’s titles, which have been translated into more than twelve languages. He was nominated for the 2009 Lindgren Memorial Award and has been nominated for the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2008 he received the Austrian Picture Book Award. He lives in Vienna.

Karsten Teich was born in Hannoversch Münden and studied art at the Academy of Arts in Kassel. Since 2001, he illustrates children’s books for various publishers. His characters and stories have since found many friends. He draws, writes and lives with his family in Berlin.

Hardback / 210 x 280 / 36 pages / Tulipan Verlag