There Once Was a Porcupine
illustrated by Kathrin Schärer
- date of publication: 07.02.2011
- from age 5
- 64 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-23662-2
- Deutschland: 12,90 €
- Österreich: 13,30 €
44 stories in verse form for reading aloud or on your own, learning off by heart and laughing out loud. Whatever you do with Hohler's poems for children - they are certainly great fun!
Franz Hohler is the undisputed master of comic story-telling among children's book authors. This book is fresh proof of this - except that, for a change, he tells his stories in the form of poems: There once was a porcupine, who suddenly grew wings… There once was a whale, who slipped on a pail. This is how his rhyming stories begin, and if you want to know how they end, you'll find out after eight lines at the most. Stories don't get any shorter than this. Franz Hohler's children's poems are little comic masterpieces, ideal goodnight stories or just for in-between, when there isn't much time for reading aloud. They will be standard texts in schools before you know it.
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