Sunday, March 29, 2009

Struwwelpeter: A book of German Fables

Growing up in Germany with a German mother and American father, I was surrounded by multi-cultural books, toys and entertainment. One of my favorite books was (and still is) a book of fables that were written long ago by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. The book contains stories of children who reap the consequences of their misbehavior. Although the fables can be a little gruesome, the morals and illustrations within the book still inspire me in life and work. I bought a brand, new copy of the book a few years ago and keep it on display. It reminds me of home.

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