German: In mir drin ist’s bunt

With bright, collage illustrations, In mir drin ist’s bunt explores the different synonyms and idioms that we use to describe emotions.

In mir drin ist’s bunt  is perfect for use in either a PSHE or MFL setting to encourage emotional literacy. Each double-page spread focuses on one emotion (e.g. curiosity, shyness, anger, shame) and includes a list of synonyms and short phrases that show how that feeling might manifest itself.

Written by Austrian author Theresa Bodner, the book also includes some words specific to Austrian German, which offer the opportunity for a discussion about regional and national variations within English.

Theresa Bodner was born in Tyrol, Austria in 1985. She is a teacher by profession and In mir drin ist’s bunt is her first book.

In mir drin ist’s bunt – A Video Guide for Teachers & Translators


Claire Storey

Claire Storey is a literary translator working from German and Spanish into English. She is co-editor of World Kid Lit, working to highlight books in translation for younger readers. In 2021, Claire received funding from Arts Council England for a project translating YA literature. That same year, she was named Outreach Champion by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting for her outreach work in schools.