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: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9