Max and Moritz - A Storybook Success
One of the bestselling children's books of all time, Max and Moritz (A Story of Seven Boyish Pranks) has been delighting children for generations. The mischievous duo is still as popular as ever, and today creator Wilhelm Busch is widely seen as the godfather of the modern comic strip. Max and Moritz has been translated into some 300 languages and dialects. What makes it such a classic? Do the boys' exploits have any educational value? Our report charts the seven tricks the duo play on various people, explored and reexamined by a myriad of fans including a beatboxer, an illustrator, and a poetry slammer; we hear from critics, curators and of course from children.