Who can argue with fairy tales, especially with Shirley Temple on the cover? Well this time I can. No one touched this book in at least a decade. Personally, I think this would have had some action had it been filed with our fairy tales and not randomly stuck in the picture books. Most youth librarians I know will hang on to folk tales and fairy tales until they are dust since some of those collections are so unique. This one is definitely an “iffy” weed. My tiny little library just can’t afford even a scrap of space for this kind of whimsy. The stories are not unique enough for my little collection. What is particularly interesting is the back cover author note. Did you know that fairy tales are a good choice for children in the “atomic age”?