Like it or not, everyone has a family of origin regardless of how this is formed. The word “family” has associations of longing for unconditional love and security, safety and support. But how are families made up nowadays?
Papperlapapp No. 16 asks this question and shows that consanguinity is not necessarily a prerequisite for children to experience love and security and to develop self-confidence and resilience. The story entitled A great many family members relates happy but also thought-provoking moments at a family reunion and ends with the observation that friends can also be family. In the story entitled America, five-year-old Niko decides to leave his family and emigrate because his big sister and his mother are annoying him yet again. However, he isn’t sure how to go about it. With energy and a lot of humour, his mother and sister help him out of the dilemma. Our comic heroes Oli + Grant learn that the lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, puma, panther, lynx and many other species belong to the cat family. In the picture puzzle, many families of animals in the zoo encounter winter in an imaginative way. Page 38 invites children to immortalize their own family in drawings.
Authors & Illustrators: Renate Welsh, Rachel Stubbs, Tanja Fabsits, Anna Vaivare, Frederick Strasche, Franziska Walther, Lenz Mosbacher, Livia Ozola, Agi Ofner
40 pages, haptically appealing paper, 20x22cm, commercial-free, printed according to the guidelines of the Austrian ecolabel
Available in several language combinations.