Janosch is likely to be the best-known German children's-book author/illustrator of the 20th century. His works have been translated into 70 languages. He has written about 300 books and received several awards such as the Goldmedaille Bratislava, Prix Jeunesse, the German Kinderbuchpreis. Quote: "Art must make people happy and through art you must learn something that you had not known before, otherwise you do not need it ...".
Janosch has been working for Rosenthal since 1991. For the brand Thomas he created several successful transfers of his stories on toi porcelain sets such as the classic »Oh wie schön ist Panama« (Oh how beautiful Panama is).