I've found some pretty nice music and videos for my 2-year-old, but I'm not too happy with our German books so far. They lack the playfulness and fun rhymes of our American books. My son is not terribly interested in most of the German books we own, making it much harder to engage him in reading. (Interestingly enough, he does seem to like prose books with little pictures replacing nouns.)
Our ml is German too, and I'm the German parent. I just went through my daughter's bookshelf, trying to remember what books she liked when she was two. I also checked photos from her second birthday and the following Christmas to see what books she got (we takes lots of photos). But I didn't find anything of the kind you're looking for. When she was two I read her stories like Pippi Longstocking, and I think she already got first non-fiction books from the Ravensburger series Wieso Weshalb Warum Junior (ages 2-4) which have lots of little flaps to open (cardboard, not too sturdy though).
However, we're good with translations--have you checked out books translated to German? The Very Hungry Caterpillar has a great German translation, as does the Gruffalo. A friend of mine runs a blog of children's book reviews in English, and she notes when they are available in translation.
Mayken is right, the best "funny" books in German are translated from English such as the Julia Donaldson ones. The Wieso Weshalb Warum books from Ravensburger are great but they're educational rather than funny.
My 3 year old likes the Conni books (see www.conni.de for a list) but again, they're more about learning (Conni goes to kindergarten, Conni learns to swim etc).
My daughter still loves the Conni books now! I think she got her first at age 3. But no, not the funny kind of thing you're looking for. I've tried to come up with funny books in German, but with no success. Sorry!
Mayken: Two playdates with classmates from my 7-year-olds ml class this weekend, and the kids and parents all spoke ml the entire time! ml interaction with other kids is precious during summer holidays. Very happy
Jul 26, 2017 0:04:20 GMT 9
Mayken: Holidays! Just the 3 of us, in ML country this year, but I'm planning for a lot of ml time, without any family to visit and friends to meet (our program when we're in ml country).
Jul 29, 2017 5:02:56 GMT 9
Amy: Caught my eldest bragging to her cousin she could speak ml2 and asked him in ml2 if they could continue playing in this language....could it be my daughter is slowly accepting the fact she's bilingual and happy to be so...??
Jul 31, 2017 5:07:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Not all fun after all - we were at a castle today with an amazing 3h treasure hunt, but it was all in ML. My daughter did lots of ML reading (clues), but no chance of slipping ml in.
Aug 1, 2017 4:13:44 GMT 9
Mayken: Welcome back, Adam! We kept the zoo running while you were away and even swept up the monkey droppings!
Aug 2, 2017 18:26:12 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Well done, Mayken! Many thanks! (I was afraid I would be overwhelmed by the monkey droppings.)
Aug 3, 2017 6:18:08 GMT 9
Amy: My turn to disappear for a few weeks! Off to ml1 country with very high expectations as to the benefits of ml1 family bonding and ml1 exposure for my 2 girls! Have a lovely month of August everybody ! xxx
Aug 6, 2017 4:58:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Amy, have a really fun and fruitful time!
Aug 6, 2017 6:30:06 GMT 9
Nellie: Welcome back Adam and have a great time Amy!
Aug 9, 2017 5:37:45 GMT 9
Ahmet: Hey Adam! Thank you very much for writing such a nice book. I've read it , took lots and lots of notes. It's full of precious information about raising a bilingual kid. It helped me a lot and still keeps me on my way. goo.gl/photos/oPyfKffApeWPB9eU
Aug 11, 2017 7:34:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Ahmet, I loved seeing this photo of my book! Thanks so much! Would you mind if I shared it? And I'd be really grateful if you would leave a review at Amazon or elsewhere online.
Aug 11, 2017 8:54:39 GMT 9
Ahmet: Hi Adam, of course you may share the photo. By the way I already left a review at Goodreads and Amazon and I will continue to share info about your book.
Aug 13, 2017 17:34:53 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Ahmet, thanks a lot for your support!
Aug 13, 2017 18:14:01 GMT 9