Visiting Grandma

Matze’s been on a visit to Grandma. So what did he do there? Well, not exactly what he tells Mum, that’s for sure! Sometimes it‘s advisable to keep mum about the very things that make a visit to Grandma so memorable.

After his visit to his Grandma, sure enough, Matze’s got lots of things to talk about, such as his visits to the fairground and the icecream parlour, bedtime stories and thieves’ dens. Through, truth to tell, his mum needn’t really know that some of the details are a bit, say, hazy…

You can almost see author Andrea Hensgen’s mischievous twinkle as you read this story, vividly illustrated by Joëlle Tourlonias, about a child windowdressing and manipulating the truth with consummate ease. Many a parent and grandparent will chuckle with delight at the memory of similar scenes, and maybe there’s lessons to be learnt for the youngsters, too, for the next time round.

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Andrea Hensgen

Andrea Hensgen, born in 1959, studied German, political science and sociology. After working as a lecturer she became a freelance writer in 1994 and has since had several books published. Andrea Hensgen lives in Freiburg.

Joëlle Tourlonias

Joëlle Tourlonias, born in Hanau in 1985, studied Visual Communications at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, focussing on illustration and painting. She has been self-employed since 2009 – drawing, painting, living and loving in Essen.

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