Why? Why? Why? (Vol. 69): The World of Racing

Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?, Band 69: Alles über Rennfahrzeuge

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  • This book is a grand tour of the world of racing, from a Formula One Grand Prix event to dragster, kart and motorcycle races, not to mention a road rally in the desert. Topics include what makes racing vehicles special, racing events, safety measures, and more.

  • 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 2018 Wire-O 978-3-473-32937-3 • With fold-out pages.With flaps.


This book is a must for anyone fascinated with speed. On this grand tour of the world of racing, children learn what makes a race car different from other vehicles, how a Formula One Grand Prix race is organized, what the various flags mean, and what happens during a lightning-fast pit stop. Dragsters, karts and motorcycles race each other, too, and how about a road rally that takes drivers thousands of kilometers through the desert? A foldout page becomes a racetrack where young readers can be in the driver’s seat and test their knowledge.

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

Susanne Gernhäuser studied German and history in Stuttgart, where she worked at a historical institute, published articles and contributed articles to textbooks while still a student. She currently edits scholarly series.

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

Albanian (Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia), Chinese (worldwide without Hongkong,Taiwan,Macao), Hungarian, Latvian, Russian