Papperlapapp, the bilingual picture book magazine for children aged five and up, is published quarterly. Each edition of the magazine features parallel bilingual text, which is printed in German and one other language prevalent within immigrant communities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The magazine currently exists in the following nine language combinations: German/Albanian, German/Arabic, German/Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, German/Farsi, German/Polish, German/Romanian, German/Chechen, German/Turkish and German/English for children who speak German as their first language or whose native language is not very common in German-speaking countries.
Publishers or educational institutions expressing an interest in any other language combinations are very welcome to get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every issue, containing 40 pages, is based on a topic that is relevant and interesting to children. Some past examples include: outer space, dinosaurs, courage, anger and boredom. As a general rule, each issue includes seven different features: two main stories, a comic, a hidden object game, brainteasers, a craft activity and a page that gives children space to do some drawings relating to the topic.
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