Shockheaded Peter
H Hoffmann Struwwel 03

Real Name


First Appearance

Der Struwwelpeter (Shockheaded Peter) (1845)

Created by

Heinrich Hoffmann


Shockheaded Peter is a boy who does not groom himself properly and is consequently unpopular.


"Just look at him! there he stands

With his nasty hair and hands.

See! his nails are never cut;

They are grimed as black as soot;

And the sloven, I declare,

Never once has combed his hair;

Anything to me is sweeter

Than to see Shock-headed Peter."