23. ilb 06. - 16.09.2023

Words of Love and Hate – Sabine Rufener: Der Wal im Garten

Portrait Sabine Rufener
Sabine Rufener [© privat]

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

One morning, a full-grown whale lies in the garden of Lille’s house – on her bicycle, of all things. The animal is grumpy, but Lille is not impressed. The two become friends. He tells her about the deep sea, she slides off his rain-soaked back and they both watch the clouds. But the whale wants to go back to the sea – and Lille wants her bike. In cleverly conceived, rapturous illustrations, the picture book tells of self-confidence and agency.

The events take place as part of the special »Words of Love and Hate: Misogyny vs. Female Empowerment II«.

Language: German
Guest: Sabine Rufener
Presenter: Thorsten Dönges

Text & illustration: Sabine Rufener
Editor: Lena Anlauf

for grades 1–3