I'm going to try to read a book a week in 2016, ok, round it down to 50 books. Emil and the Detectives was actually an Xmas gift to my ten-year-old son, but I read it first. It was charming. Did have some disturbing pre-visions of Nazi youth (book written in 1929 ... four short years to 1933). Favorite line: "Four million people lived in Berlin, and not one of them was interested in Emil Tischbein."