AKA Struwwelpeter: oder lustige Geschichten und drollige bilder fur Kinder von 3-6 Jahren.
Heinrich Hoffman's popular and influential book of cautionary tales about children who misbehave. Translated in English as Slovenly Peter or Shockheaded Peter, the book features charming pictures of children meeting gruesome ends as they play with matches, torture animals, or show bad table manners. It was written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by Hoffman.
First published in 1845, it has been translated into almost every European language, and is still in print. There is a museum dedicated to the book in Frankfurt.
The original illustration of the title character is said to have inspired Tim Burton to create Edward Scissorhands.