23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

David Wiesner: Flotsam/ Mr Wuffles!

Portrait David Wiesner
David Wiesner [© Annie Hesfeld]

Talk, picture book screening with live music, live illustration, Q&A

»Flotsam«:
A boy finds an analog camera on the beach that has been drifting on the world’s oceans for decades. The photos he has developed show a fantastic marine world full of highly intelligent, sophisticated creatures. Looking more closely at the last photo, he knows exactly what he has to do now. Bordering on picture book and comic, this Caldecott Medal-winning book tells of an incredible adventure without words, but in richly detailed, cinematic watercolor images.

Other featured book »Mr Wuffles!«:
Mr. Wuffles, the cat, discovers a tiny spaceship. He plays with it and almost eats the alien occupants. Hidden under a radiator, they forge a daring escape plan together with ants and a ladybug. The ingenious work, half picture book and half comic, tells its fantastic story in artistic picture panels of selected beauty – and almost without human words, but with fascinating alien hieroglyphics.

Languages: German & English
Guest: David Wiesner
Presenter: Alexander Lehnert
Interpreter: Henrieke Markert
Pianist: Stephan Graf v. Bothmer
Supporting Act: Justus Amias Stohwasser – »Die magische Geschichte von Ebbe und Flut«

Text & Illustration: David Wiesner
Editor: Dinah Stevenson
Editor [German translation]: Svenja Drewes

for grades 1–3