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On a par with Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes", but darker!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures (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!