Liebe Verfliegt Nicht by Tanja Brandt
 

Liebe Verfliegt Nicht by Tanja Brandt

Or, further adventures of Ingo the dog, Poldi the owl, and their friends. This is a sequel of sorts to Wo die Liebe hinfliegt.

Liebe verfliegt nicht

Liebe verfliegt nicht
Tanja Brandt

ISBN: 9783431041040
Bastei Lübbe, 2018
German

The photos are, as before, absolutely amazing. Tanja is a master of composition and lighting, and also picks just the right moment to open the shutter. And there are a number of moments that just make you want to hug the little feather-friends. And the dog. Ingo is huggable too. (5/5)

In this book we get to meet more of Tanja's animal friends - the owls Gandalf, Uschi, Lenni, Rüdiger and Bärbel, and her buzzard Phönix - and also see what Ingo the dog and Poldi the owl have been up to since the previous book.

The photos are, as before, absolutely amazing. Tanja is a master of composition and lighting, and also picks just the right moment to open the shutter. If I were to pick favorites they would be the "family photos" of Poldi and his "wife" Finchen, and the photo sequences where we see the animals interact. The one where Lenni tries to say hello to Poldi and they both end up staring out into space with their big round eyes is priceless, as well as the one where Lenni takes a hike on "Mount Ingo".

In this book we also see a bit more to remind us that the owls, cute and fluffy as they can be, are birds of prey. Uschi the snowy owl, for example, towers over the tiny Poldi and stands half as tall as Ingo. When she's pictured in flight with wide open eyes and inch-long talons there is nothing cute and everything lethal about her.

But the tone of the book is like its predecessor - the animals are getting along amazingly well, and there are a number of moments that just make you want to hug the little feather-friends. And the dog. Ingo is huggable too.

The book is in German, but the photos speak more than a thousand words in the reader's language. The German is also very accessible[1] and I would recommend the book to anyone learning German.

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