Books by Wolf Erlbruch

I'LL ROOT FOR YOU by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Motivational and kind, these light poems and illustrations will embolden readers to take risks and 'walk your own tightrope.' (Picture book/poetry. 5-11)"
Lighthearted poems extol sport and human achievement—and the importance of losing. Read full book review >
DUCK, DEATH AND THE TULIP by Wolf Erlbruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Adults looking for a unique, thoughtful perspective on a serious subject should definitely consider this—but be sure to preview it before sharing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Parents who choose to discuss death with their young children may feel this odd import is an excellent discussion starter (if they don't find it peculiar and macabre). Read full book review >
THE MIRACLE OF THE BEARS by Wolf Erlbruch
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Not exactly explicit, but children who already know (or think they know) how to answer bear's query will be rolling in the aisles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this tongue-in-cheek import, a naïve young bear's question about how one goes about becoming a papa gets silly answers from a succession of sly passersby. Read full book review >
THE BIG QUESTION by Wolf Erlbruch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

A Bologna Book Fair prizewinner, this deceptively simple import offers one-line answers of widely varying scope to the implied question, Why am I here on Earth? Read full book review >
OH NO! WHERE ARE MY PANTS? by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"And, often enough, sympathetic laughter. (acknowledgments) (Poetry. 7-9)"
Fourteen modern poets, many of them lesser-known, present a selective catalogue of common incidents or fluffs that can haunt children, from missing a big catch or suffering a moment of stage fright, to mourning the death of a class rabbit. Read full book review >
MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >