Friday 12 June 2015

Spot the Difference!

Can you spot the difference between these two copies of my second book, Super-Cute Felt Animals?

... yup, that's right, one of them is in German!


My first book, Super-Cute Felt has been translated into German, Dutch and Italian but each of those editions had a slightly different look than the original English edition (a hardback instead of a paperback, a slightly different cover, etc).

This time round though, Super-süße Filzfreunde: 35 Lieblingstiere nähen und besticken is almost identical - apart from being in a different language, of course! - which made it extra surreal to flick through when I got hold of a copy this week.


Most of the animals in the book have names - you can make "Frida the Forgetful Frog", "Lucy the Laughing Snail", "Sidney the Fluffy Squirrel", and so on. It's really fun to see the different names the animals have been given in this new edition!

For example, you can sew "Frieda, das fröhliche Flusspferd", "Gwendolin, die hungrige Giraffe", "Isidor, der glückliche Igel" and "Klara, die kichernde Krabbe":

 I also loved seeing the different animal sounds in the speech bubbles that are dotted through the book:

Wuff! Wuff! (instead of Woof! Woof! in the English edition)

Ruu-kuuhh! (Coo! Coo!)

Piep! Piep! (Cheep! Cheep!)

Schnapp! (Snap!)


Fancy making your own felt animals? Super-Cute Felt Animals is available to buy from Amazon UK, Amazon USA, The Book Depository and many other bookshops. Super-süße Filzfreunde is available from Amazon UK and Amazon DE and (hopefully!) many German bookshops :)

P.S. when the book came out I shared a series of free projects to mix and match with the designs in Super-Cute Felt Animals. You can find all the tutorials here.

Please note: the Amazon UK & USA links & Book Depository links in this post are affiliate links. 


Katrin said...

Until now I only saw your first book in our local arts and crafts shop, but I think it's only a matter of time and your second book will appear there too. It is so lovely. I got the english issue last summer from and I made lots of nice things from it. My children love the little hedgehog and the toadstools, the fir trees were hanging (decorated) on our christmas tree and the next little animal I will made is the snail. Thank you for so much inspiration. Greetings from Germany, Katrin

Crimson Kettle said...

Your book looks great in both languages, so colourful and cheerful. :-)

Ariadne said...

I like how animals speak different languages!AriadnefromGreece!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Katrin - thanks so much for your comment! I'm so pleased to hear that you've been making things from my book, and especially that the trees made it onto your Christmas tree :)

Crimson Kettle - thank you! x

Ariadne - yes, it's so funny how the animal sounds are so different! I wonder what they're like in other countries?

Unknown said...

It must be so incredibly exciting to see your book in other languages! What a fantastic achievement!
The crocodile reminded me of a random clip we found on youtube as kids, 'schnappi das kleine krokodil'
I also loved seeing the different animal sounds in German.

Bugs and Fishes said...

It is VERY exciting, Abi! Also quite strange to see something you've written in a language you can't understand :)