This collection is by the same editor/illustrator as the accompanying volume of nursery rhymes, "Lavender Blue" and has the same traditional feel to it. It contains ten stories: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Story of the Three Bears, Cinderella, The Golden Goose, Little Red Riding Hood, The Sleeping Beauty, Tom Tit Tot, Puss in Boots, Tom Thumb and The Story of the Three Little Pigs. There are obviously many different volumes of fairy tales (or, as they are called here, Nursery Stories) on the market and they are all aimed at different age groups. For the youngest child, there is the vibrant and wonderful "Yummy" by Lucy Cousins and, for older children, there are the orginal, dark, stories by the Brothers Grimm. I would say this is pitched approximately at the 4+ age group. Each story has a fair amount of text, but the retellings are very true to the traditional stories I remember as a child. The giant in "Jack and the Beanstalk" growls, "Fee-fi-fo-fum! I small the blood of an Englishman!" and the first two little pigs do get eaten by the Big Bad Wolf. The text is certainly softened by the detailed and delicate illustrations, which have a dream like quality, perfect for bedtime. I think it is a delightful volume and a beautiful addition to any child's bookshelf.