> these beautiful anthologies will delight young readers with their brilliant mix of old and original tales. these traditional stories have fascinated generation after generation of children. the stories in these books, illustrated with a delightful freshness and with charming detail by Stephen Cartwright, have been especially chosen to appeal to the very young. their situations and repeated phrases soon become familiar, making joining in fun and adding to the pleasure of hearing the stories again and again. the text, while following the traditional versions of the tales, is simple and straightforward, and written for reading aloud. Ages 18 months+ ? 17 new and traditional stories written and retold by Philip Hawthorn. ? Little yellow ducks to find in Stephen Cartwright's illustrations throughout the book. ? An ideal gift book at a value for money price. ? Suitable for children of all ages.