Ole Könnecke packs his illustrations with extra stories; there is lovely character, and jokes and details playing out in every scene.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Sports Are Fantastic Fun!


A witty picture dictionary of the world’s most popular sports with funny animals trying out all the sports and laconic commentary.  A children’s book for ages 3+

Ole Könnecke tells us about his work and his new book: “Sports”



  • Description

    Cycling, ice hockey, athletics, tennis, climbing … There are so many sports, and they’re all fantastic fun!

    Football is fantastic fun, except when your team keeps missing goals: that can make you cry.  Horse-riding is also fantastic—so long as the horse goes where the rider wants. Running, cycling and swimming require fantastic agility and endurance. Billiards is quieter, but still fantastic fun!

    Sports lovers small and big will find the one they love best—and some surprises—in this witty picture book, with funny animal characters trying out all the sports and a laconic commentary.

    A funny and informative children’s book for ages 3 and up.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Germany
    Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Booksellers (NZ)

      I’d recommend this book for sports lovers of all ages. It is a great primer for ideas of what sports might be played, and would work for kids aged 3 and up. As always, the pictures can be read without the words, by a younger child reading alone. Sports are indeed, fantastic fun, when written and illustrated by Ole Könnecke.

    2. Kirkus Reviews (US)

      Facts galore, presented in an entertaining fashion; both children and adults will laugh a
      lot and learn even more.

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