Another beautiful picture book by famous German children's book author James Krüss and illustrator Lisl Stich. It was originally published in 1964 and reprinted several times. Really like it a lot and my 4 year old loves it too. Yes, sometimes I buy children's books for myself, and then I'm happy, when my boys love them as well.
Check out the publisher's website (Bastei Lübbe Verlag) for many more adorable books by Krüss and Stich.