I just bought this for granddaughter to give this Christmas (2018.) I had to read it first to be sure it was appropriate. Well, it definitely passed the test! I was hooked after the first two pages. Wonderful tales that will not give a child nightmares. (If you've ever read the original "Mother Goose Stories"--yikes! Those are meant to scare children!)
The most violent thing in this book is a mention of a pig and cow being eaten, but it did not even word it that graphically. (They were gone in an instant.) Wonderful, imaginative tales that keep your interest, along with excellent illustrations.
I found the ending a bit abrupt (although most of the tales in this children's book end abruptly, you are immediately led to a new "blarney" tale from the main character's imagination.)
I'm guessing that an imaginative child would find no problem with the abrupt ending what-so-ever.