Peter Jacobi was born in 1951 in Thuringia. He is an author, book seller and musician. He publishes novels and plays for radio and theater. Since 1981 he lives as a fulltime author in Munich.
Wonderfully funny story about step-families and robots with own plans
Ten-year-old Philipp can’t stand Lars, his mum’s new boyfriend, an art teacher who’s always singing and almost unbearably understanding. Philipp wants a cool dad, one he can look up to. He goes onto the internet and orders an electronic artificial dad. The next day a box turns up at his house, and out pops a full-spec Dad-o-matic! This dad is cool, asks Philipp what he wants – and only costs, ahem, €12,000! Oops. No problem, Philipp thinks, he won’t have to pay if he sends it back within two weeks. That’s long enough to at least try out the Dad-o-matic, right? Unfortunately, this machine turns out to be a parenting robot and software-loving tyrant. Philipp realises that getting rid of a machine bent on doing whatever it wants isn’t so easy after all …
Cheerfull and true-to-life adventure around a Wish-Dad