written by Raffaela Schöbitz, published by Luftschacht, 2020 // 36 pages, hard-cover // Age 6-8
It’s a stormy November morning, when Emma is taken to a massive building by her mother. „School“ is written over the entrance and inside the grey giants are watching over the little ones, confronting them with tricky riddles, like „What’s two times three“ and so on and so forth. But one day, one of the particularly old and grey giants gives Emma a new nickname. „Rumpole nose“ he calls her. Emma is shocked and upset, was there always a honker where her nose once was? „The Grey Giants“ is a story about self-awareness, the perception of others and how to love yourself, despite what others might say.