I have received my copy already plus my Lieselotte doll. I love them both. And a puzzle book. I still need to translate the book but I can understand a lot of the story by looking at the pictures.
I hope you enjoy the book! And I agree, one should be able to follow the story even without the text. The only thing that might be a bit complicated, is to realize that Lieselotte at first is remembering the preparations for a chicken's birthday the week before, and then wondering why none of those preparations take place on her own birthday. At readings I always have to hammer home that point a bit, because it's a bit hard for the kids to understand when they hear the story the first time :o)