This is a delightful book in every way. The tales, collected from sources as diverse as North America, Russia, France and Scotland amongst others are beautifully re-told in an idiom and intimate style ideally suited to imaginative young minds. The illustrations are original, tasteful and most engaging. The CD is sure to hold a young audience whether at home or school. All the components come together beautifully to make a captivating whole. A lovely present for any child.
I bought this book for The Pedlar of Swaffham story to learn about with my class. The children absolutely loved this story and really engaged with it. Moreover I really liked the cd and so did my class. They enjoyed all of the different stories.
I find this CD dry, boring, slow, sexist (dizzy wife, king telling daughter to get married etc), irritatingly loud then quiet so you either don't hear it or get startled by it being too loud. But 6 year old loves it (aaargh).