by Bob Staake
Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $14.95 | purchase
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Contains fourteen politically incorrect stories in rhyme, following such themes as disobedient children who face strange consequences, thumbsuckers who come to a bad end, and picky eaters who starve from malnutrition.
April 9, 2006 One of the bestselling children's books of 1845 is back on bookstore shelves. Der Struwwelpeter is a short-story collection written to frighten youngsters into good behavior. It influenced contemporary works such as Where the Wild Things Are, but is it really right for children?
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