An Old Book: Fidgety Phil

After Fidget to Focus had gone to print, one of the authors unexpectedly came across an amazing treasure: a volume, printed in Philadelphia in 1884, of Dr. Heinrich Hoffman’s original children’s book translated into English. The version of Fidgety Phil in that book is slightly different than the one cited in our book. We’ve reproduced the other one for you here as a matter of general and historical interest.


Click here to read the Fidgety Phil poem.

To see acknowledgements and illustrations click here.