The idea of this Touri book German Short Stories for Beginners: 10 Exciting Short Stories to Easily Learn German & Improve Your Vocabulary is great. Rather than learning long lists of words by heart or try to memorize all the grammar rules and exceptions, German is made accessible through ten short stories that can be read and studies in any order. Children playing, going to the dentist’s, and bedtime horror stories, are written using vocabulary that you can use in everyday conversational German. After each story, a short list of specific words is given, as well as a summary in German and English. A series of multiple choice questions are provided to check whether you understand what you just have read.
The day-to-day situations have specific verbs, adjectives, tenses, etc. packed in the narrative. Learning German this way becomes fun (again).