The Puddle


Children's Books

Angelika Huber-Janisch

Annette Zacharias

Knesebeck Verlag

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24.6 x 33 cm
Hardcover 64 pages
Colour illustrations throughout

Discovering the diversity of a hidden microcosm


Children are irresistibly drawn to puddles: it rains, a small amount of water accumulates on the path, and two minutes later, they are splashing happily about in it. But a puddle is so much more! This book describes the diversity of a hidden microcosm. It explains what makes one puddle different from another, why the number of puddles is decreasing, the lifecycle of a puddle and the living organisms it contains. Who would have thought a puddle could be home to such exciting creatures as hairybacks and water bears?


 In this attractively designed, large-format book, an award-winning biologist takes a look at an exciting microcosm through a magnifying glass

 The first illustrated non-fiction book for children on puddles, ponds, pools and their inhabitants

 Unique naturalistic illustrations invite young (and old) students of nature to discover and be amazed by a hidden world


Angelika Huber-Janisch

Dr. Angelika Huber-Janisch grew up in a small village in Upper Bavaria and now lives with her husband near Landshut. She studied biology and never lost her passion for writing. For more than 20 years, she has written articles for various magazines. In 2010, she received the ‘German Award for Nature Journalism’, special award ‘Der Wilde Rabe’, for publications in children’s and youth-oriented media

Annette Zacharias

Annette Zacharias lives in Berlin and on the Baltic coast. As a freelancer and agency employee, in addition to illustrations and editorial drafts, she has created logos, websites, CI content, storyboards, photographs, stage sets and classical products. Teaching design is a topic very close to her heart, whether to students or as part of cross- disciplinary school projects.
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