- Ensemble Dark Horse: The tiger duck.
- Nightmare Fuel: Janosch's stories have a bit of a reputation for being surprisingly frightening. One shining example would be a scene from Der Quasselkasper where the protagonist, a living doll, gets his leg bitten off by a donkey. When asked about it, he claims he can't feel pain because he's just a doll. The narrator then explains that he actually does feel the pain of having his leg bitten off and he's just trying to act tough. What.
- Tear Jerker: "The old man and the bear".
- What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Just look at the quote above.