I came across this book while browsing at random. The artwork alone is enough to recommend it, but the stories are absolutely hillarious. My favorite is the one about the grasshopper who waited until the last minute to start his homework. Some people may think this book is a bit too "mature" for young kids. I don't agree. Even kids who don't understand all the nuances will like it (if only for the pictures). And the grown-ups reading it to their kids won't get bored. If you have kids, or need to buy a present for a youngster you know make it this book.