Rabbit Hibiscus and the Best Friends in the World

Hase Hibiskus und die dicksten Freunde der Welt

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  • A new, fun adventure featuring Rabbit Hibiscus and his friends. An affectionate story about very different friends.
32 pp 3 years + 21,5 x 30 cm EUR 14.99 February 2020 Hardcover 978-3-473-44720-6


Rabbit Hibiscus has a carrot-worthy idea: He wants to go camping by the sea with his two best friends, Maxi Mouse and Tom Bear.
However, Tom Bear is too big for the car. Issues also arise when they go boating in an inflatable, and even sleeping in a tent together isn’t that easy with three friends of such different sizes. All too quickly, you’ll end up with a mouse toe in your nose or a rabbit ear tickling your knee.
However, as Hibiscus declares, “Impossible is not an option!”, because best friends always find a way. After all, having a too-large friend can also have its advantages.

About the Series

Rabbit Hibiscus, Maxi Mouse and Tom Bear are best friends. Their picture book adventures take us along into their colorful everyday lives and show young readers ages 3 and over that nothing can drive true friends apart. The stories are characterised by a large dose of humour, making reading them aloud truly enjoyable for both young listeners and adult readers. Günther Jakobs brings these funny stories by Andreas König to life in loving detail, with lots of color and a great sense of humour. Previously published by Ravensburger Verlag: “Rabbit Hibiscus and the Carrot Thief”, “Rabbit Hibiscus and the Best Friends in the World” and “Rabbit Hibiscus and the Big Fight”.

The Author

Andreas König, born in the Eifel in 1974, grew up in Ahrweiler, then slowly worked his way down the Rhine. Brief professional interlude in Geneva after studying in Bonn and Cologne. He soon recalled his Rhenish roots and started working for BBDO (advertising and marketing) in Düsseldorf. The father of two later decided to work in education and now teaches at a school in Düsseldorf. Andreas König lives in Neuss and loves reading books to his son and daughter and making up stories together. He has been writing texts for children’s books since 2013.

The Illustrator

Günther Jakobs, born in 1978, studied design in Münster, Germany. He has been a freelance illustrator since 2004 and has already decorated numerous children's books with his drawings. Günther Jakobs lives and works in Münster.

Rights Sold

Chinese simplified characters, Russian (worldwide), Turkish