Why? Why? Why? Special Edition: Discovering the Bible

Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?: Wir entdecken die Bibel

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  • The WWW series has sold over 11 million copies in Germany
  • WWW has been translated into 20 other languages
  • With creative interactive elements, perfect for young, curious minds
24 pp 4 years + 24,5 x 27,8 cm EUR 19.99 January 2017 Wire-O 978-3-473-32663-1 • With flaps and half-punchings.


This special title summarizes the most significant stories from the Old and New Testaments, and at the same time addresses children’s factual questions: What is a prophet or a pharaoh, an altar and a sacrifice? Where are Canaan and Bethlehem? Why was Jesus persecuted?

Religious holidays and biblical stories play an important role in our calendar and our society, and not only for practicing Christians. This book includes the most familiar Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments, illustrated in great detail and incorporating flaps for children to turn on each spread. It also answers factual questions children have when reading or hearing these stories. Providing context for biblical stories helps children understand why people celebrate Christmas and Easter and Passover, and the origins of communion and baptism in the church. The book concludes with a look at how the Bible came to be in its current form, and where we still encounter it today.

About the Series

The WWW series stands out for its playful, enticing way of conveying just the information that kids want to know. Centered on who-what-how questions, the titles in the series explore subjects of great interest to young children. The thousands of questions children ask daily are answered by means of interactive elements, engaging illustrations, and age-appropriate texts. Because the lively illustrations convey so much, the books hold children's interest even without an adult to read the clear, friendly texts. WWW is ideally suited for preschool and kindergarten ages, for children 4 to 7 years old.

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

Hungarian, Russian