Written by Inka Pabst & Illustrated by Miriam Zedelius
No matter where Elfi goes, she only has to count to four before everyone runs away from her in fear. What could she do to make friends? Perhaps pretend to be someone else? Will they believe she is a bird if she chirps softly? Or if she balances on one leg in the water, will they take her for a flamingo?
Rights sold: Spanish and Catalan
Hardback / 210 x 230 cm / 32 pages / Tulipan Verlag
Written by Kai Pannen
Little larvae bee Maxine cannot wait: only 21 more days until she and her 1,566 siblings turn into bees. However, birthdays don’t exist in the strict regime of the synchronized beehive, that is, until Maxine turns the whole hive upside-down with her non-conformist ideas.
Hardback / 170 x 247 cm / 114 pages / Tulipan Verlag
written by Rieke Patwardhan and illustrated by Katja Gehrmann
“Our apartment is way too small for a pet”, Mum and Dad tell me. But everyone knows that there is space even in the smallest place, right? Even in the tiniest flat there are plenty of suitable spots for animals: A chicken’s nest would perfectly fit in a pot and some animals are flat or can curl up without needing much space. Unfortunately, Mum and Dad still say “No”. But guess what: There is a solution for when you are not allowed to have a pet…
Rights sold: Estonian
Hardback / 25 x 23 / 36 pages / Tulipan Verlag
written and illustrated by Charlotte Habersack and Susanne Göhlich
Broccoli? Yuck! Jona does not like to eat green things. His giraffe friend Gawkie comes along. Gawkie does not mind eating green things. Also, couldn’t Gawkie’s long neck help Jona reach his dessert on the very top shelf of the fridge?
Hardback / 148 x 210 / 48 pages / Tulipan Verlag
written by Jutta Nymphius and illustrated by Irmela Schautz
Amelie is 13 and really good at Photoshop. If only she could also photoshop her own life as well… Her parents are constantly fighting with each other, her best friend Nick behaves strangely and she has to face the fact that she is not one of the trendy girls – if her classmates want to pick on someone, usually Amelie is the victim. – And then there is her body: Her belly is too big and her breasts too small. It is clear, that Elias whom she has liked for quite a while already, will never just even look at her. However, things change when a new girl Kira is added to Amelie’s class. She introduces Elias to Amelie and the two start to videochat regularly. Soon, there is nothing that Amelie wouldn’t share with him. They can talk about anything and Amelie is on cloud nine. But one day, Elias wants to see her topless. She hesitates, but finally sends him a picture of herself. As it goes public in the chatroom of her class, Amelie is shocked at first, but in the end, it becomes obvious that Elias didn’t know Amelie as much as he thought he did…
Rights sold: Polish
Hardback / 148 x 210 / 200 pages / Tulipan Verlag 12+
written by Amadeua Henhapl and illustrated by Elsa Klever
It has been raining all day and Theo is bored to death at his Grandma’s house. Roaming around, he finds a secret door behind which there is a mysterious book which shows him how to turn into animals. He transforms into a wild bear gulping down the interior of Grandma’s living room. He changes into a powerful lion which scares everyone else away and a fox which unexpectedly shows musical talent… At the end, children are encouraged to start drawing themselves the animal they would like to turn into.
Hardback / 220 x 280 / 48 pages / Tulipan Verlag
written by Annette Feldmann and illustrated by Mareike Engelke
“That’s not a job for a wolf”– Isa hears this all the time, whenever she mentions what she wants to become: A captain on a big ship. One day, she simply packs her bags and goes to the port. It isn’t easy, but the captain of the “Bonnie” finally gives her a chance. Isa sets sail! Life on the sea isn’t easy but when a pirate ship shows up on the horizon, Isa can finally prove that she is capable of much more than just swabbing the deck and peeling potatoes!
Hardback / 250 x 230 / 40 pages / Tulipan Verlag
written by Nikola Huppertz and illustrated by Andrea Stegmaier
Parrot Grisou has never been at a Christmas Market. And he has never eaten roasted almonds! As one evening, Fabian, Nella and their parents forget to close the door of his cage, he takes his chance and escapes through the open kitchen window. After his adventures, how will Grisou find his way back home, just in time for Christmas Day?
Hardback / 250 x 230 / 40 pages / Tulipan Verlag
written and illustrated by Nini Alaska
Pimbumum and his family are ready to go on holiday – but will 23 suitcases, an umbrella and a sailing boat fit in the small car? Of course! Just Mom, Dad, Pimbumum and his two siblings won’t fit any more… With some good ideas, they finally manage to get started and eventually reach the beach. But will 23 suitcases fit onto the sailing boat?…
Board Book / 200 x 160 / 24 pages / Tulipan Verlag
written and illustrated by Valentina Brüning
Rita’s 10th birthday is just around the corner – she will have a big party and her Dad who lives in Spain will come to see Rita and her Mum. But all of her plans go down the tube when Rita’s Mum suddenly shows up with a new boyfriend with his three annoying sons.
Hardback / 148 x 210 / 160 pages / Tulipan Verlag