the book 'wider spinner' concerns the short story of emil. he is living in a small and norrow-minded town when one day he happens to feel uncomfortable. in need for a friend and unhappy with his lifestyle. he seeks a companion and finally pulls some strings to find a new friendship in ralf. a grown ostrich. soon everyone is upset by this foreign and illegal creature and of emil himself for disturbing the quiet monotony of everyday life. emil learns how to deal with people and also how important dreams and utopias are. using his imagination and creativity he teaches a whole town to think out of their boxes. this story is for adults and children since the morale is equally important and the humorous form appeals to both in a different way. the project is a collaboration with illustrator rosa viktoria ahlers.