Ali Mitgutsch published his first children's book, "Pepes Hut", in 1959. He became well-known primarily through his "Wimmelbücher", books which combine many everyday scenes to form a large picture. Ali Mitgutsch has received many awards for his works, which are popular all over the world and have been translated into 19 languages. He has published more thn 30 children's books and 40 school textbooks.
Ali Mitgutsch now divides his time between his homes in a small Lower Bavarian village and Munich.