Why? Why? Why? (Vol. 31): Our Money and the Economy

Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?, Band 31: Unser Geld und die Wirtschaft

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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
16 pp 4 years + 24,5 x 27,8 cm EUR 14.99 June 2015 Wire-O 978-3-473-32644-0 • With flaps and half-punchings.


In simple and understandable terms, this book explains the fundamental principles of our money and goods-based economy. Why do parents need to work? Why do we have to buy almost everything, from bread to toys? And why is money such a useful thing? Using the example of a puzzle manufacturer, the book describes how a company is organized. And global trade is explained by tracing the journey of a pair of jeans from the Far East to Europe. Another important topic is the persuasive and powerful art of advertising, because there are still many important things in life that can’t be bought with money.

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

The illustrator and author Angela Weinhold was born in Geesthacht, Germany in 1955. She studied visual communication in Essen, focusing on book illustration. She has been a freelance illustrator of children's, youth, and school books for more than 20 years. She incorporates her enthusiasm for foreign countries and cultures in her work, and her aim is to encourage children to discover the world with joy and curiosity. She has written numerous books in the WWW series.

Rights Sold

Chinese (worldwide without Hongkong, Taiwan, Macao), Russian, Korean