Why? Why? Why? (Vol. 72): Discovering festivals and traditions

Wieso? Weshalb? Warum?, Band 72: Wir entdecken Feste und Bräuche

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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 January 2019 Wire-O 978-3-473-32946-5 • With fold-out pages.With flaps.


For children, national holidays are important events in the course of the year. This book introduces the most important holidays, along with their origins and traditions: from New Year’s Eve and Shrovetide to Easter and spring and summer festivals all the way to Halloween, Saint Martin’s Day and Christmas. At the same time, the book also introduces children to festive occasions from other cultures, such as the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, or the Japanese flower-viewing festival of Hanami.

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

Susanne Szesny was born in 1965. She studied visual communication in Münster and received a diploma in design. After her studies, she worked freelance as an illustrator of games books, board books and picture books. In her opinion, a book should transport an inner value (a message, a teaching) and be a source of inspiration for children and adults equally. With her pictures she tries to build a bridge between the emotional worlds of children and adults.