Why? Why? Why? (Special Edition): My First Dictionary

Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?: Mein erstes Lexikon

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  • Look, Lift the Flaps, Learn: 18 exciting topics all in one!

  • 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
32 pp 4 years + 24,5 x 27,8 cm EUR 24.99 June 2005 Wire-O 978-3-473-32745-4 • With flaps and half-punchings.


What is there to discover in the city? Where does dirty water flow to? What kinds of plants grow where we live? How do we find out about the news? Who makes newspapers? How does the body look inside, and what can a doctor examine? What goes on at a construction site? What kinds of sports are there? What are paintings, and where does milk come from? What happens when the seasons change, and who used to live on earth? What does the earth look like, and how big is outer space? This dictionary answers exciting questions in 18 different areas. The thematic organization follows the child's growing world of experience: it begins in preschool, then progresses to school and what is happening al around us, and finally takes a look at the entire planet and even into outer space. A dictionary full of discoveries!

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, Italian (worldwide), Portuguese, Romanian, Russian