Why? Why? Why? (Vol. 32): Exploring Space

Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?, Band 32: Wir entdecken den Weltraum

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  • Space is endlessly fascinating for children, and this WWW title has been meticulously designed to address the questions and curiosity of the 4-6 age group. A visit to Cape Canaveral could hardly be more thrilling!

  • 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 January 2005 Wire-O 978-3-473-32732-4


Does anyone live out there? Is there really a man in the moon? Throughout history, no other subject has held such fascination for humankind as the seeming infinity of the sky, the countless stars, suns and planets. Through careful observation of the stars, the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians learned much about the sun, moon and earth. Galileo, Copernicus and Newton used telescopes to radically change our model of the universe, and now it's practically routine to fly into space and send satellites and probes that teach us ever more.
But only a select few are actually chosen to fly into space. What does an atronaut need to know? What do they actually do up there, and how do they go to the bathroom? How does the Earth look from above?
This book shows in an astonishing way all that takes place in an international space station and how astronauts live in zero gravity. Surprising flaps and playful elements, such as a flight simulator and a map of the stars, explain and fascinate at the same time.

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

Peter Nieländer was born in 1969 and studied design at University. Today he works free lance as an independant illustrator and grafic designer for various advertising agencies and publishers. He works with two other grafic designers in a large studio loft in the old freight station in Münster. In his illustrations, Peter Nieländer tries to capture momentary shots with which he hopes to entertain the reader and observer enjoyably.

Rights Sold

Catalan, Chinese, Danish, English (South America), Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian (worldwide), Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian