A lifelong proximity to death
The illustrator of that international hit, Wolf Erlbruch, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for his entire work. As an author, he often deals with existential themes. One of his most outstanding books is "Duck, Death and the Tulip" (2007), where a duck meets a character called Death. Rarely has a children's book dealing with death been so imaginative and poetic.