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A never-going-bad sandwich (great kid’s book!)

A never-going-bad sandwich (great kid’s book!)

Thank heavens it’s summer! If you’re a little like me, you have no idea what to put on the school-bring-a-long-lunch-sandwich of your kid… So, why not sit with your little one and browse pages of sandwich-possibilities? Plus: who does not want to have a sandwich book on the coffee table or bookshelf? It will never […]

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Learning to name caviar

Learning to name caviar

Raising children requires a lot from the parents. You have to teach them things. From behaving, to eating only edible things, to naming objects. Fortunately there are a lot of good tools to do so. For example our own kid’s app Count the animals! But it is always a good thing to look around for […]

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The Icebook: a life-sized paper theater (film)

The Icebook: a life-sized paper theater (film)

A cut-out theater entirely made of paper, combined with projected images to create a moving story book. And NO, it’s not an app. It’s called the Icebook and it is a phenomenal project by Davy McGuire (a director of film) and his wife Kristin (choreographer and dancer). You should take some time and watch this beautiful story […]

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Paper Picture Book: Helping hands 44 years ago

Paper Picture Book: Helping hands 44 years ago

Our 115 x 59 mm sized smartphones include 5 heavy and big devices mentioned in this book from 1968: The telephone, the camera, the typewriter, the clock and the television. Wow. Was there anyone, back in 1968 who thought all these came together in a little black box? Hmmm, what will be next? Will the future […]

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Fascinating holes (or why Swiss cheese is inspiring)

Fascinating holes (or why Swiss cheese is inspiring)

                          This beautifully illustrated book by Isabel Pin is made for little explorers with nosy fingers… Was Isabel Pin inspired by swiss cheese? 😉 About Isabel Pin Isabel Pin is a 30-something author/illustrator of picture books. She was born in Versailles, studied arts in […]

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Paper Picture Book: Sardines don’t grow on trees (do they?)

Paper Picture Book: Sardines don’t grow on trees (do they?)

One of the first paper picture book for kids i ever bought for myself was “Sardinen wachsen nicht auf Bäumen”. It was drawn in my hometown Luzern by Vera Eggermann. In the book the cats Uli und Emile go on an adventurous journey with Italian fishmonger’s girl Valeria. They head for Sardinia, where, they think, […]

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1 owl, 3 kitties & a Suppentopfhaarschnitt

1 owl, 3 kitties & a Suppentopfhaarschnitt

  This book caught my eye. I think it’s the naive drawings – and the fact that the blue eyed girl with the Suppentopfhaarschnitt reminds me of a horror movie. Can’t remember the name… wie heisst dieser Film doch?      

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Red Balloon vs Purple Present (Vintage Picture Book)

Red Balloon vs Purple Present (Vintage Picture Book)

Big issues is the lives of small children: Heavy & Light, Hot & Cold, Day & Night… This vintage picture book explains the differences between heavy and square (like a present from Santa!) and light and round (like a red balloon) in a very nice illustrative way! I found this book in a Dutch thriftshop. […]

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Trailer of ‘Count the Animals!’ (& one very happy Apple co worker!)

Trailer of ‘Count the Animals!’ (& one very happy Apple co worker!)

After months of very (very!) hard work, we finally submitted ‘Count the Animals!’ to the AppStore. Happy moment! Cheering, champaign and lots of sommersaults in the office. (well, okay, maybe not somersaults, but definitely a lot of cheers :-)) Now we have to wait until Apple accepts ‘Count the Animals!’… No idea how that works, […]

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I wish it would rainbow

I wish it would rainbow

This book is all about the weather: it explains how different types of weather develop. I always wonder about the importance the weather has to grown-ups – it’s our favourite topic to talk about! Sometimes just because we don’t know what else to talk about, but also because the weather has such a huge influence […]

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