Otfried Preussler David L. Rees - Essay

David L. Rees

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

And great will be the outcry if there are not more to come [after The Further Adventures of the Robber Hotzenplotz]! The Robber Hotzenplotz is a rogue without scruples, one who thinks nothing of wrapping up the Chief Inspector in a fireman's hose or kidnapping a dear old grandmother on the back of his bike. There are hilarious moments as the thief, full of stolen sausages and sauerkraut, does his worst….

A riot, ideal for reading aloud….

David L. Rees, "'The Further Adventures of the Robber Hotzenplotz'," in Children's Book Review (© Five Owls Press Ltd.; all rights reserved), Vol. 1, No. 2, April, 1971, p. 51.

If you have not read The Robber Hotzenplotz then you should do so. This adventure [The Further Adventures of the Robber Hotzenplotz] is about his escape from the fire station where he was imprisoned, and his taking grandmother hostage….

[This] is another of Mr. Preussler's riotiously funny tales…. Primarily intended for the eight to eleven-year-old, though in fact elderly readers, myself included, will find in the text much to amuse them, there is enough humour and action for every age group.

"For Children Under Ten: 'The Further Adventures of the Robber Hotzenplotz'," in The Junior Bookshelf, Vol. 35, No. 2, April, 1971, p. 105.