Watch your thumbs
We're all familiar with Slovenly Peter, yes? No? Well if we are not then we need to get acquainted rather quickly with this most peculiar of German creations for the kiddies. Fortunately a recent NPR piece on an adaptation of the story clears up a lot of the details.
I was a huge fan of the play Shockheaded Peter which ran in New York for a brief span of time last year. The book itself is peculiar, no doubt, and has probably done more to inspire the creative horror genre than any other children's book. Aside from Love You Forever, of course.