Beware, the Bratbomb!
Drawing by Marek Raczkowski

Beware, the Bratbomb!

Uneasy Encounters with Children’s Questions
Grzegorz Kasdepke
time 6 minutes

Anyone who thinks of children as sweet little angels, probably hasn’t spent much time with them, remembers little from their own childhood, or might just need their head examined. Often, such a person, already in their forties, suddenly discovers a burning desire to write books for kids. I would wholeheartedly advise against such a plan! While it might win you applause at the family table, it won’t guarantee international success. And it certainly won’t prepare you for the cruelty young pupils can sometimes inflict on a visiting author.

“Do you like to flirt with women?” a seven-year-old boy once asked. 

“I do,” I answered, honestly. 

“But how, in such ugly shoes?”


“How old are y


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Professor Tutka Was a Journalist
Illustrated by Daniel Mróz, issue no. 234 from 1949

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Stories About Professor Tutka
Jerzy Szaniawski

Professor Tutka was a fictional character created by the Polish writer, playwright and columnist Jerzy Szaniawski (1886–1970). Stories about Professor Tutka were highly popular among “Przekrój” readers. We present you with the first tale from this series published in 1949.

Some of the gentlemen in the conversation asserted that cannibalism still existed. The Judge was uncertain as to whether it might or not. The Doctor dismissed such stories succinctly, as “fairy-tales”. Professor Tutka said this:

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