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There is an english book for children about TREES, view the link http://www.usbornebooksathome.co.uk/catalogue/browse.asp?css=1&subject=r&subcat=rn&id=2283. If you are interested let me know and I can send it to you.
I am looking for a botanic book (same sort of trees guide/Bäumen Führer)for my son, he is attending the 2 class of a german-englisch grade school and I do not have enough learning material for him, I have seen in german there are many books out there that are intended for younger children, may be you can help me finding a similar book in englisch, Thanks a lot A d'Alessandro
@Cheryl Jungmann: Maybe English kids grow up with enough traditional values (I am thinking of school uniforms and politeness here) that they crave something weirder, whereas German children don't have as many boundaries and therefore enjoy the mostly very harmonious Lindgren stories. As to Roald Dahl: there is one very simple reason why he can't possibly be as successful in Germany as in English speaking countries, and that is simply the language. I just tried translating his story "The Vicar of Nibbleswicke" and it is near impossible to successfully salvage all his wit because it lies mainly in word play - so a lot is bound to get lost in translation.
I am selling English children's books, there is a great choice of lovely books for all ages. Check out www.usbornebooksathome.co.uk and click on 'Catalogue'. If you fancy anything, just let me know as I can deliver them to you. I am an Austrian living in England.
I've become a fan of Astrid L.'s lovely stories since living in Germany for 20 yrs. and have also wondered why some books just don't take off in other countries. Of course, the mentality of the different countries is different - what the Germans find amusing may not appeal to Brits at all or vice versa. Alternatively, old fashioned traditional family life in rural Sweden may not grasp English kids' imaginations - they seem to go for more humourous, even weird, stories while young and then later like strange fantasy like even ghoulish novels. Roald Dahl is nowhere near as popular in Germany as in Britain. It's an interesting subject...
I love "The tiger who came to tea", "Possum Magic" and anything by Tommi Ungerer and Maurice Sendak. I wonder why Astrid Lindgren's books aren't as popular in the English speaking world as they are in Germany. Does anyone have an explanation?