Rabbit Hibiscus and the Carrot Thief

Hase Hibiskus und der Möhrenklau

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  • - Irresistibly funny animal heroes - About the highs and lows of true friendship - Hidden clues provide inspiration to try to solve the case
32 pp 3 years + 21,5 x 30 cm EUR 14.99 January 2019 Hardcover 978-3-473-44711-4


Hibiscus the rabbit is in shock: Somebody has stolen his carrots! But the thief has left large paw prints. If he follows them, he’ll find the villain for sure.
The tracks lead him to Fred the donkey. But he has hoofs and therefore can’t have been the thief. Uli the owl can fly; she hasn’t left the paw prints either. And Ludo the snake? Hibiscus keeps following the tracks and is finally led back to his own house. An uneasy feeling creeps over him when he looks in through a window: The entire place has been ransacked!
Suddenly someone shouts: “Guys, you can come out now!” A surprise party! All his friends are there and have organised a birthday party for him. Hibiscus is delighted, but first he needs a really big piece of carrot cake to help him recover from his fright.

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, Hungarian, Russian (worldwide), Spanish (Latin Amerca and the Spanish speaking parts of the USA), Turkish