Der Struwwelpeter, known famously in English as “Shockheaded Peter”, is a brutal set of stories from the 19th century intended to terrify children into behaving.
In 1891, Mark Twain wrote “Slovenly Peter”, his own translation of the book.
This video selection, made in the 1950s, adds a fantastic, surreal element to what is already a bizarre selection of tales. Copyright: RheinMainTV.
The Story of the Flying Robert is another one from Heinrich Hoffmann's famous children's book Der Struwwelpeter, published in 1845.