- Fair for Its Day: The collection came out in 1845. "Don't tease the black kid" and "be nice to animals" were kind of progressive at the time.
- Funny Moments: "The Story of the Wild Huntsman".
- Nightmare Fuel: Most of the stories, especially "The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb".The door flew open, in he ran,
The great, long, red-legged scissor-man.
Oh! children, see! the tailor's come
And caught out little Suck-a-Thumb.
Snip! Snap! Snip! the scissors go;
—>And Conrad cries out "Oh! Oh! Oh!"Snip! Snap! Snip! They go so fast,That both his thumbs are off at last.
YMMV / Der Struwwelpeter