The Nonsense Book

Nonsense-Poems and Magic Spells
The Nonsense Book
The Nonsense Book

About the book

Don’t we all feel from time to time a bit “schnurpsy”? To be schnurpsy is not a question of age, there are big schnurpses as well as tiny ones, philosophical and naïve ones, arrogant and modest ones. As manifold as the world of the schnurpses is this book: It contains poems, senseless and meaningful at the same time, profound, funny and nonsensical verses, riddles and stories. Rolf Rettich has created the illustrations and continued to tell the story in his pictures.


  • Pages: 124
  • First published in: 1969
  • ISBN: 3522128907
  • Illustrator: Siegfried Wagner
  • Original publisher: Thienemann Verlag
  • Translations:
    Italian, Japanese, Spanish

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Other editions

  • New Edition:
    Das Schnurpsenbuch (The Nonsense Book)
    Illustrated by Rolf Rettich, 133 pages, Stuttgart 1997.