This is a great book, and something you should definitely have if you speak english, because you will be able to read from this book to your children or have them read it.
I'm portuguese, so that's not why I bought it. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it very much. It's a elegant and well crafted book, really confortable to read, and it contains hundreds and hundreds of little stories. Great for reading before sleep it you prefer the light stuff at night.
Some of the fables made me smile, some actually made me think and several times I had to stop the reading and interpret the moral and the subtleties of the messages. There's great value to be discovered and rediscovered in them, for everybody, all ages.
The artwork is good and refreshing after every other ten or fifteen pages of text.