Why? Why? Why? Junior (Vol. 38) Diggers, Excavators and Backhoes

Wieso? Weshalb? Warum? junior, Band 38: Der Bagger

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  • Diggers, excavators and backhoes are among the most fascinating vehicles on a construction site. In this book, children can learn all about them in detail.

  • WWW Junior has sold over 6 million copies in Germany
  • WWW Junior has been translated into 16 languages
  • With playful elements, flaps to lift and windows to peer through
16 pp 2 years + 18 x 19,7 cm EUR 11.99 January 2011 Wire-O 978-3-473-32850-5 • With flaps and half-punchings.


In "Diggers, Excavators and Backhoes", children can take an extensive look at the fascinating world of these big construction vehicles no matter what the weather.
What do diggers, excavators and backhoes look like? How do they get from one construction site to another? How do they move, and what are they used for? This book explains how workers change the scoops and what special attachments can be used, with illustrations of the most intriguing specialized diggers and excavators. Ingenious flaps and foldouts help to bring demolitions and junkyards to life.

About the Series

WWW Junior is a unique invitation to discover the world in a playful way. The junior series features a compact format with large, movable flaps for kids thirsty for knowledge. Centered on who-what-how questions, the titles in this series take on fascinating subjects. The questions of 2- to 4-year-olds are to a large extent answered by information contained in the illustrations, complemented by clear, friendly texts.

The Author

Andrea Erne was born in 1958 in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied German, politics and cultural studies and began her career as an editor for a daily newspaper. She then moved to a large children's book publisher, and later began working freelance as an editor and author for book publishers and newspapers.

The Illustrator

Wolfgang Metzger is trained in lithography and graphic design. After his studies he illustrated textbooks for a long time, but has concentrated on designing and illustrating children's books for more than 20 years. His books have become bestsellers, with more than 8 million copies sold in German language territories. Wolfgang Metzger has four daughters and lives with his family near Stuttgart.

Rights Sold

Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian (worldwide), Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian (worldwide)