What are you waiting for?

Questions upon questions.

What will my life be like? Will I be happy? Are you proud of me? Where are you? Why am I afraid? Why can’t I do this? If I fly, will I fall? How big is the universe? Will you wait for me? Will we stay together?

Smart children ask smart questions. Some entirely surprising, some questions that everybody has asked themselves before. Britta Teckentrup does not give answers to the questions she has collected but uses her illustrations to underline the meaning and the tremendousness of those questions: for instance when she shows a person standing before an endless expanse, just like some figures by painter Caspar David Friedrich. It means that everything is possible.

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The School

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Did you know, • what the difference is between ravens and crows? • that in ancient Rome they were considered as prophets? • that ravens have special warning calls for ...

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In each language we know sayings such as: An evening red and a morning grey, two sure signs of one fair day. If it rains before seven, ’twill cease before ...


Further information

  • Chinese (simplified characters), world English, French, Korean and Spanish rights are sold, all other rights available.

The artist:

Britta Teckentrup, born in 1969 in Hamburg, studied Visual Arts in London. She is the author and illustrator of many picture books as well as non-fiction picture books and has received numerous awards. Her books have been translated into a lot of different languages.

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