14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Great reading for boys (and their father),
By A Customer
This review is from: Struwwelpeter in English Translation (Dover Children's Classics) (Paperback)
My brother and I were given a copy of this by an Austrian aunt when we were children and we loved this book. I bought it for my sons (age 6 & 8) and they feel much the same. It is not perhaps a good choice for the easily frightened or very sensitive child but if your target audience like Dahl or Snikett then they will have no problems with the content. The poems are honest, clever, great fun and most have a lesson you would want your child to think about. The illustrations are fabulous. This is a classic that unites the generations in my family. Intelligent and accessible with a good dose of the macarbre. Highly recommended.