German rights for 'Where Is My Ball?' by Yusof Gajah and 'The Magic Buffalo' by Jainal Amambing, have been sold to Baobab Books, Switzerland. Baobab Books promote a broad and diverse range of books translated from other languages into German to promote reading skills as well as encourage intercultural dialogue.
Yusof Gajah's iconic elephant images in 'Where is my ball?' are among his most startling and original works where elephants of different colours and shapes look for their missing coloured balls.
'The Magic Buffalo', which had won the Encouragement Prize in the 16th ACCU (Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO) Noma Concours, 2008, tells the story of an orphan boy and his toy buffalo. Jainal's wonderful illustrations bring to life the village life and how children play.
The German edition of both books are expected to be published in Q3 this year.