The Story of Fidgety Philip
by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann from Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures
“The Story of Fidgety Philip” is a poem from the book "Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures" by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. Published in 1845 in Germany, it’s the story of a boy who could not sit still at the dinner table. After reading the poem, students will answer questions on the language, the plot actions, and the rhyme scheme.