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The most terrible mothers in the world

Sometimes you only know what you have in someone when you lose them. It is the same with Bruno, Sofia and Emily. All three of them have a hard time with their mothers. The unmusical Bruno has to take piano lessons because his mother wants him to become a celebrated pianist. Sofia's mother pampers and pampers little brother Niklas and is often unfair to her older daughter. And Emily has her hands full helping her messy mother through life. Be it that it is again in the supermarket at the cash register with no money or without petrol in the tank in the middle of the street.

One day the children discover a competition on the Internet. The first prize in the competition for “the most terrible mother” is a four-week vacation on an “island without mothers”. All three ... more

Sometimes you only know what you have in someone when you lose them. It is the same with Bruno, Sofia and Emily. It is not easy for all three of them with their mothers. The unmusical Bruno has to take piano lessons because his mother wants him to become a celebrated pianist. Sofia's mother pampers and pampers little brother Niklas and is often unfair to her older daughter. And Emily has her hands full helping her messy mother through life. Be it that it is back in the supermarket at the cash register with no money or without petrol in the tank in the middle of the street.

One day the children discover a competition on the Internet. The first prize in the competition for “the most terrible mother” is a four-week vacation on an “island without mothers”. All three enthusiastically participate. Shortly afterwards, their mothers have disappeared and an overly friendly “Aunt Anna” is at the door. First of all, it's fun to let her read all of your wishes out of your eyes. Over time, however, the children become suspicious, because the aunts are anything but normal. And whether your own mothers really went to the cure without saying goodbye? Emily, Bruno and Sofia go on a search and are in great danger.

Sabine Ludwig has already received several prizes for her children's books. For “the most terrible mothers in the world” she received the “Nordstemmer Zuckerrübe”. This award is given by a primary school in the Hildesheim district. The special thing about it: a jury of schoolchildren selects a favorite book across all classes to be read in a literature group. Sabine Ludwig's novel from 2009 certainly fulfilled the project's goal of making children enjoy reading and reading.

Sabine Ludwig hits the right note, which both children and adults can read well and with excitement. Just as some young readers can certainly find themselves in the children and their situation, there are certainly also one or the other mother who recognizes certain behavior patterns. With the rapidly staged and intricate story, you are definitely puzzled from the start.

What's up with the mysterious North Sea island on which the Wohlfahrt family's old toy factory lies in a fairytale slumber? What kind of mysterious cure do the mothers do? And who is Aunt Anna really? The behavior of children and mothers has a realistic approach, whereas the action is purely fantastic. It revs up the imagination and flutters the nerves. In the end everything turns out well and both children and mothers have learned a lot. Even if, as Emily's mother admits with a sigh, it didn't do much good in her case. The book to read is useful in any case (not only for children from around ten years of age).