Der Struwwelpeter is an German children's book by Heinrich Hoffmann. It comprises ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. Each has a clear moral that demonstrates the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in an exaggerated. Heinrich Hoffmann (J – Septem) was a German psychiatrist, who also wrote some short works including Der Struwwelpeter. Der Struwwelpeter is an German children's book by Heinrich Hoffmann. It comprises ten illustrated and rhymed stories, mostly about children. 'Struwwelpeter' is a series of cautionary tales set to rhyme, for which Hoffmann provided his own illustrations. The book became a frequently. For Hoffmann, this extension of his student life was a happy time. He wrote many poems, which he published as a book in , though to little financial success. The English Struwwelpeter. Hoffmann's friends persuaded him to publish the original five tales, with a German title meaning 'Merry Stories and Funny Pictures'. Heinrich Hoffmann, German physician and writer who is best known for his creation of Struwwelpeter (“Slovenly Peter”), a boy whose wild. Der Struwwelpeter by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In the Christmas season of , the well-known Frankfurt physician Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann was anxious to purchase a suitable picture book as a. Struwwelpeter: Or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures [Hoffmann, Heinrich] on Heinrich Hoffmann (Author) Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann.