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!
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Adam Beck: Mayken, she'll be trilingual before you know it! (I recommend "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"!)
Jun 3, 2017 7:16:29 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam, that was what I thought would be the easiest, but she disagreed!
Jun 4, 2017 18:43:54 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, the text of "Hop on Pop" may be easier to read, but I love the creative craziness of the "One Fish" book.
Jun 4, 2017 21:12:09 GMT 9
Mayken: My 6yo is off on a 5-day class trip in ML. I made sure the activity book for the trip and one of her reading books are in ml. Also, ml grandma will send her a letter, and she has a postcard she's to write to ml grandma.
Jun 5, 2017 23:16:12 GMT 9
Mayken: 6yo's teacher asked parents to write 2 letters, one the kids gets from the teacher today, the other we're to send by mail. I mailed my ml letter today.
Jun 7, 2017 0:25:14 GMT 9
Amy: My 1 year old is starting to talk and has been using 2 new ml1 words since last Sunday <3
Jun 8, 2017 5:27:04 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, sounds like fun times for you both!
Jun 8, 2017 6:06:59 GMT 9
Mayken: Yay Amy! - I'm curious about the letter my 6-year-old wrote us during her class trip (teacher-supervised activity). Will there be ml in it? I hope it arrives before she comes back!
Jun 8, 2017 18:56:16 GMT 9
Joanna: My workshop is planned for Saturday, thanks for your replies...I'll post after. My daughter was singing along to our "theme song" so I have renewed hope
Jun 9, 2017 14:18:39 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's letter from her class trip arrived - she wrote one message in ML to Dad and another in ml to me. Her first letter in ml without a ml person to help her!
Jun 11, 2017 18:40:08 GMT 9
Nellie: Congrats Mayken, Amy and Joanna!
Jun 12, 2017 10:12:42 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Wonderful, Mayken! Those letters are instant keepsakes that I'm sure will be read again many years from now...
Jun 12, 2017 14:57:15 GMT 9
Amy: Joanna, how did Saturday go? Mayken, enjoy this beautiful keepsake
Jun 12, 2017 20:36:29 GMT 9
Joanna: It went really well! I'll make a good post soon with details
Jun 15, 2017 14:04:30 GMT 9
Amy: Looking forward to it Joanna!
Jun 16, 2017 1:39:43 GMT 9
Mayken: My mom got a lovely postcard in ml too from my 6-year-old daughter on her field trip! Another precious keepsake! (OK, I prepared the card with address and stamp ahead of time, but she did the writing all by herself.)
Jun 19, 2017 23:28:01 GMT 9
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Jun 21, 2017 8:49:35 GMT 9
Mayken: Our ml section will have a flea market stand at the school fair with used books, games, DVDs and CDs for sale. I donated 2 games, promised my daughter she could choose something. (Proceeds are for the school's ml section.) Love the idea!
Jun 22, 2017 23:23:00 GMT 9