2018-02-28 22:07:19 UTC
He died in Vienna. He has more than 100 books to his name.
From Wikipedia: "He is best known for his children's book series Manuel & Didi, which he illustrated himself, using a text comics format."
He may have been nominated in 1998 for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, but I'll have to check.
(obits - they can be translated)
Some books available in English are:
The Happy Beaver, 1983
Wilma, the elephant, 1985
("Lost from her herd, Wilma, a very small elephant, wanders through a series of adventures and finds an unusual home.")
The Crow In The Snow & Other Bedtime Stories, 1986
("Twelve benign adventures feature a variety of animals, as well as a dragon and a magician.")
The Cats A B C, 1986
Ice, Mice and Strawberries, 1988
("A tiny mouse sets off on a flying sausage for the North Pole in search of adventure." "It's about three animal friends who are trying to make accommodations for each other's needs and comfort. Their happy and unlikely solution is amusing and satisfying.")
A Bed for the Mouse, 1989
Friends for the Bear, 1989
Little Cat Nina, 1992
Fat Cat Casimir, 1992
(illustrations and photos)
(reader reviews - there MAY be one in English somewhere)