Kunterbunt und kurz geschrieben is an intermediate-level German reader that can be used as either the main text in a conversation course or a supplementary text in an intermediate grammar review course. James Pfrehm's innovative approach includes text and audio podcasts of German short stories that are distinctly different from canonical texts studied in upper-level courses. Some of the features of the book include topical, engaging, and often humorous modern short stories; a grammar activity in each chapter; and video podcasts of short stories created by Pfrehm.
"The mix of interesting 'shortest stories' and podcasts and creative student exercises is unlike anything else I’ve seen in the intermediate reader market."—Richard Rundell, New Mexico State University~Richard Rundell