animals play by the pond, bathing, swinging, let paper boat ride
animals play by the pond, bathing, swinging, let paper boat ride
the bear bathes under a rainbow and has built his own pool

Summer, Sun and a Water Thief?

A cheerful summery story about community and sharing in charming rhyme with attractive and modern illustrations.
The animals happily come to their pond
to drink or wash or play.
But all of them get a terrible shock:
the water’s gone away!
Who could have stolen a pondful of water?
It seems beyond belief.
So Tom and Theo set out on the trail.
Will they find the thief?
Picture Book
Recommended Age:
Translated by:
David Henry Wilson
Publication Date:
24,5 x 30,5 x 0,7 cm


Creative People


Sabine Praml was born in the Bavarian Forest in 1970 and grew up there. For many years, she worked as an editor for different publishing houses for children’s and young adult literature. Meanwhile, she works free-lance and writes texts for children, especially rhymes for little ones.


Paul Nicholls is a freelance artist, who has created illustrations for a great number of titles. In 2000, he graduated from North Wales School of art and design with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours. He lives at the coast of Mid Wales, where he shares a studio with his partner and fellow illustrator Melanie Mitchell.


David Henry Wilson (b. 1937) is a playwright, novelist and children's author - his best-known children's books being the Jeremy James series, beginning with "Elephants Don't Sit on Cars". He has been translating books from French and German for over 50 years. These range from academic (Wolfgang Iser, Jan & Aleida Assmann), travel (Peter Sager), and art (Werner Hofmann) to children's books by such well-known authors as Kirsten Boie, Marcus Pfister and Hans de Beer.

Translating verse is a challenge
He simply loves to meet,
So translating Sabine Praml's book
Was an extra special treat.