Little Gestalten

Novelties from Little Gestalten

Four Publications for Young Readers

Author: Laura Nadvornik

Isn’t this the perfect time to take a stroll through the Slanted Shop? Among other publications you will find various new publications of Little Gestalten Publishers, which belongs to the publishing house Gestalten. Little Gestalten’s picture books, nonfiction, illustrated stories, and pop-ups are addressed to the young readers.

Garbage Dog (German: “Streuner, der Straßenhund”)

A heartwarming tale about a dog that makes his way from the streets to a new home, discovering the true meaning of family and friendship along the way. It’s a tough life for a dog living on the streets. It’s no picnic having to fight for scraps, and no fun trying to find a dry spot to rest your head. But even in the darkest of times, Garbage Dog keeps his spirits up and looks after his animal friends. Gorgeously illustrated and written in humorous rhyme, Garbage Dog is a sweet tale about kindness and what it means to be a true friend.

A sweet tale that shows how kindness and sympathy is something that we create, no matter the cruel environment in which we live in. The book offers ways for parents to initiate conversations with their children about homelessness, neglect and fear. Many animal shelters offer to take out their dogs for a walk on the weekends—a fun activity for children to play with dogs and to learn taking over responsibility.

About the Author
Robbie Wilkinson is an English author based in Amsterdam with a deep love for animals, creatures, monsters, and ghouls. He has worked for Nike, Google and Nickelodeon. The author is also available for interview upon request.

About the Illustrator
Eleni Kalorkoti is a Scottish illustrator who now lives in London, where she spends her days looking after her dog Peanut, and drawing for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Google, NBC, and Penguin Random House.

Written by: Robbie Wilkinson
Illustrated by: Eleni Kalorkoti
Release: July 2019

Recommended for: Ages 5 and up
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 26 pages
Format: 22 × 29 cm
Language: English, German

ISBN: 978-3-89955-832-6
Price: € 14.90, £ 12.95, $ 19.95

Beyond the Horizon (German: “Bis zum Horizont”)

Just like the ungraspable horizon, each of us is limitless. Uncover the infinite potential of your imagination with Beyond the Horizon. The world’s horizon is considered a limit to the vastness of our planet. For a little girl with a boundless imagination and irrepressible curiosity, it’s more than a frontier, it’s an invitation to explore and pursue what is ever-present but always just out of reach. Told poetically through her eyes, Beyond the Horizon is a beautiful tale that encourages us to grasp the invisible—both within and beyond ourselves. Playing with different fields of vision in multiple microstories and looking at the world from every angle, it takes us on a color-filled journey, reminding us all the way that how we see challenges and opportunities is just a matter of perspective.

About the Illustrator
Lisbon-based illustrator Carolina Celas works as a freelance author who uses different mediums in her storytelling, where fiction and reality regularly overlap. Through her humor and attention to detail, the reader is taken into the realms of the fantastical and surreal.

Illustrated and written by: Carolina Celas
Release: February 2020

Recommended for: Ages 4 and up
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 40 pages
Format: 19 × 28 cm
Language: English, German

ISBN: 978-3-89955-840-1
Price: € 14.90 (D),  £ 12.95,  no U.S. Distribution

A Map of the World—The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers

The world of contemporary mapmaking is brought up-to-date in this revised and expanded edition of a best-selling book.

For centuries we have used the tools of cartography to represent both our immediate surroundings and the world at large—and to convey them to others. In our age of satellite navigation systems and Google Maps, personal interpretations of the geography around us are becoming even more relevant. Contemporary maps have evolved into platforms for cutting-edge illustration, experimental data visualization, and personal visual storytelling.

A new generation of designers, illustrators, and mapmakers has been discovering their passion for various forms of illustrative cartography and A Map of the World is a compelling collection of their work. It showcases specific regions, characterizes local scenes, generates moods, and tells stories beyond sheer navigation. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations, the featured projects in this updated version range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.

About the CO-Editor
Antonis Antoniou is fascinated by the ways in which material things can be brought to life through immaterial visualizations. He grew up in Cyprus, where he was interested in colors and forms from an early age. When not obsessively designing maps and lists, he makes his living as an architect.

Editors: gestalten & Antonis Antoniou
Release: January 2020

Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 256 pages
Format: 24.5 × 33 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-89955-881-4
Price: € 39.90 (DE),  £ 35, $ 60 (US)

Six Little Birds (German: “Sechs kleine Vögelchen”)

What do six little birds do once they've learned to fly? One bird nibbles on a sunflower, another flies dangerously close to a hawk, and one little bird says goodbye to all of the birds who are flying south. During winter, another little bird meets some new friends, and finally, the the story finishes in the spring in a full circle, right where it all began. Simple rhymes and colorful illustrations make Six Little Birds a charming pop-up for small children. The book gives children counting skills, and it teaches them about the four seasons, nature and the cycle of life.

Rhymes and colorful illustrations make Six Little Birds a charming pop-up for small children.

By Olivia Cosneau & Bernard Duisit
Release: March 2019

Category: Pop-up book
Recommended for: Ages 3 and up
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 16 pages
Format: 16 × 29 cm
Language: English, German

ISBN: 978-3-89955-828-9
Price: € 17.90, £ 16.95, $ 19.95

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