Human beings of all ages love stories, and story telling, whether written, oral or visual is an important aspect of most cultures internationally. Stories involve characters, plots and meanings so we not only enjoy stories, but learn from them as well. This is why this book is such a fresh approach to education for younger children " it combines enjoyment with learning. The six hugely entertaining and engaging stories can be used to promote thinking and to develop other important skills right across the curriculum. Moreover, the first part of the book provides an extremely useful and practical guide for teachers as to how they might want to use the book with pupils. The book is an invaluable resource and, like Pauls earlier book The Teachers Toolkit, should be part of any teachers or schools collection of classroom materials.