About the first book - Ein bisschen mehr Jubel und Trubel bitte "A little more jubilation and hustle and bustle please"
"First tells the story, there is just a green square. I call it a meadow. This is very exciting. The people who look curiously into history from above and below, from the left and from the right, say: But that's not very much yet. A little more cheering
and hustle and bustle please."
From Amazon.de (translation):
"Heide Stöllinger was born in Klagenfurt in 1941 and studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Many of her picture books have been honored with national and international prizes and awards, including the Austrian Illustration Prize, the
Golden Apple of the Bratislava Biennale and the list of honors for the H. C. Andersen Prize. Her picture book "Esel" (Donkeys) was the most beautiful book in Austria and is an international long-running hit. She lives and works in Linz."