Lirum Larum, Willi Why

Lirum Larum, Willi Why
Lirum Larum, Willi Why

About the book

Why? That is Willi’s favourite word. Why has Uncle Eduard such a long white beard? Why does he want to comb it? Why has the sorceress that gave him the comb made herself vanish? And why has Uncle Eduard no ties?
A funny nonsense story for children that have just discovered an important word – and for everybody who would like to rediscover it.


  • Pages: 36
  • First published in: 1978
  • ISBN: 3522431987
  • Edition: Picture book
  • Illustrations: Roswitha Quadflieg
  • Original publisher: Thienemann Verlag
  • Translations:
    Norwegian, Portuguese

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Other editions

  • New editionse:
    Lirum Larum Willi Warum (Lirum Larum Willi Why)
    Illustrated by Bernhard Oberdieck, 32 pages, Thienemann Verlag Stuttgart 1995.

Radio Play

  • Der Teddy und die Tiere und andere Geschichten
    (The Teddy Bear and the Animals)

    Radio Play with Wolfgang Völz, May Urlacher.
    Together with: Die Rüpelschule (The School for Louts) and Lirum Larum Willi Warum. (Lirum Larum, Willi Why) MDR-production with music by Franz Bartzsch, DerAudioVerlag (edel) 2007.
Lirum Larum, Willi Why
Lirum Larum, Willi Why