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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books (19 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184365153X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843651536
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894), a doctor in his native Frankfurt (where there is a museum devoted to his work), often told funny stories to put his young patients at their ease. Frustrated by the moralistic tone of contemporary children's books, he wrote and illustrated this picture book as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son, and it has delighted and terrified generations since.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jun. 1999
Format: Hardcover
I was first mesmerised and terrified by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman's cautionary tales as a seven year old. Reading the book as an adult brought back the thrill of seeing the disobedient, rude and stupid recieve their just punishment in such gory and vivid detail. The original 5 colour illustrations enrich the experience further. Hoffman's tales are on a par with Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes", but much darker and scarier. Read them at your peril!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By No BS Bob on 11 Jan. 2006
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This is a wonderful book I remembered from my childhood. With stories of naughty children and the possible consequences of being naughty. It has great illustrations which are let down by this very small version,four times smaller than the one I owned.
Still a good book but since the illustrations are so vital, left feeling seriously disappointed by its size. Marked down for this reason.
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Dad bought this book for me back in the mid-1970s, when I was around six or seven and I found it both fascinating and a little scary at the time, especially the pictures of the Thumb-Sucker having had his fingers cut off by a wandering tailor with a pair of giant scissors. Don't habitually suck your thumbs, kiddies! Struwwelpeter (1845) aka Shockheaded Peter is a book containing morals for potentially naughty children. Each tale is rhymed and is accompanied by fairly graphic images.

Tale One
This is the story the book title is taken from and tells of Struwwelpeter, and unkempt boy is remains unpopular because of his slovenly grooming habits.
Tale Two
The Story of Bad Frederick, in which a violent bully of a boy terrorizes people and animals until he is bitten rather badly by a dog, one of his potential victims.
Tale Three
The Dreadful Story of the Matches sees a girl who refuses to stop playing with matches burned to death.
Tale Four
The Story of the Black Boys: three boys are making fun of a coloured boy and a caught by Saint Nicholas, who dips each one in a giant pot of ink to teach them a lesson.
Tale Five
The Story of the Wild Huntsman is the only tale no directly involving children. In this one a hare filches the hunters musket and glasses and reverses the situation by hunting the hunter.
Tale Six
The Story of the Thumb-Sucker as described in the beginning of this review.
Tale Seven
The Story of the Soup-Kaspar: Kaspar is a robust young boy who one day decides he will no longer eat his soup and steadily wastes away to a skeleton of a boy before he dies.
Tale Eight
The Story of Fidgety Philip is about a boy who cannot sit still.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna R on 27 May 2005
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This is a great book and I would highly recommend it. It is full of wonderful morality tales in rhyming form for children. It is beautifully illustrated with cautionary tales for thumb-sucking soup refusing children.
Both my nine year old and three year old love it.
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Format: Hardcover
My brother was given this book as a child way back in the 70's - it left a lasting impression - and certainly stopped my brother sucking his thumb!

Now as a mum, I have spoken to my children about the book that was designed to scare kids rigid into behaving, and might just give you nightmares. They were intrigued, so I decided to see if it was still available, or whether political correctness had caused it to disappear without trace.

Now thrilled that I can share the horrors of the book with them!

My daughter is called Harriet, so she, especially, knows not to play with matches. The boys know that if you refuse to eat your dinner, you could be dead within the week; and of course they are so happy that they never have to watch out for the Scissor Man .... snip snap snip snap!

Does this make me a bad parent?!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Oct. 2000
Format: Paperback
This is an extremely good edition of the book that I loved as a child. It frightened me a bit then but I still remember it fondly and I will happily read it to my son when he is old enough. It takes more than this to frighten kids these days. Good value for money.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Luebbers on 23 Dec. 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Dieses Buch enthält weder alle Texte noch enthält es Garfiken. Es ist eine eingeschränkte Textversion. Leider sind auf der Amazon Seite keinerlei Hinweise dazu zu finden.

This book does not contain any text nor does it contain any graphics. This is a limited text version. Unfortunately there are no indications on Amazon to inform you of this.
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I had this book originally when I was a child in Germany and was really fascinated by it but eventually it got lost. Beautiful book and great stories with morals. Could be scary for very young children but then I bought it for myself and my children who are in their twenties! Fascinating book and also now available in English - I'm going to purchase the translated copy too. A book to be browsed through again and again.
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