Add your review
Existing reviews
Fun collection for younger readers
This is a compilation of previously published books. The illustration style and font change for each story, which helps young children to be able to see where one story stops and the other begins.

Little Red Riding Hood
There was a CrookedMan
The Rabbit's Tale
The a Wind in the Willows
Little Miss Muffet
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Old Mother Hubbard
The Three Little Pigs
The Gingerbread Man
The Dinosaur who Lost his Roar
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The Owl and the Pussy-cat
The Reluctant Dragon
The Story of Pinocchio
Date: 6/28/2014 10:48 PM
Our favorite family book!
Not only is this my favorite new book to the boys, they love it as well. Every day as I read a story from it, my 4 year old asks for another and another and just keeps wanting to read story after story in this book. What I love about it is you get so many books combined into one and each story has new illustrations so it keeps the child engaged. It has a fun little attached ribbon bookmarked to keep your spot for the next day too :) I highly recommend this for families with preschool and elementary aged children!
Date: 7/13/2014 3:24 PM
Great bedtime stories
This is my favorite book to read to my two children age 4.5 and 2.5.  The illustrations for each story are different, and the stories and text make it appropriate for a variety of ages. The binding, paper quality and colors are so nice.  I think it would make a beautiful gift for any young family!
Date: 9/9/2014 1:52 PM
Love love love
This has been our favorite book to read lately. We read a few stories before bedtime. My 6 year old loves the stories and illustrations.
Date: 9/20/2014 10:04 PM
Perfect for Bedtime!
Stories are just the perfect length for bedtime.  Illustrations are super cute.  My kids love it!
Date: 9/22/2014 9:26 AM
one of my favorites
I have MANY usborne books and this is probably one of my very favorites. Its cute, its pretty, I love the stories, my son loves the stories (especially the dinosaur that lost his roar) this is a wonderful collection of amazing stories and awesome pictures
Date: 12/23/2014 9:10 AM
Love the twists!
This is such a sweet book, what a great baby shower gift or any other time! Many of the classics, but a few have twists that make them so wonderful! Our favorites are Little Miss Muffet and Old Mother Hubbard, the ending are so cute and different then I've ever heard before! Love it!
Date: 5/4/2015 9:37 PM
Favorite of 4 year old son
My son just turned 4 and the first time we read this together we almost read the whole thing because he didn't want me to stop. And he loves to read, but also loves being a wild child into ninja turtles and superheroes.
Date: 5/12/2015 8:58 PM
A Wonderful Treasury of Classic
I bought this book for my 2.5 year old, and she adores it! We wake up in the morning and read 2-3 stories while she wakes up.
The writing in each page is nice and short to move along quickly for young attention spans. The illustrations vary, and there are many different styles! Even the typography changes between stories.
The binding is beautifully done!

This is a great collection, and a permanent addition to our library.
Date: 6/5/2015 11:15 PM
A New Favorite!
This book has a great variety of classic short stories!  There are a few with extended endings-or at least endings I wasn't familiar with before now.  The illustrations are adorable and perfect for keep small children entertained.  The stories are short and sweet, we usually read 2-3 each day.  The ribbon marker is great for keeping track of your place, or your favorite story!  This book has easily become a new favorite of mine and my son!
Date: 8/21/2015 4:12 AM
Perfect for bedtime
We love reading a story out of this book every night for bedtime and marking our spot with the ribbon bookmark. I love that it has some more classic stories for me to introduce to my son and the illustrations are great too.
Date: 11/10/2015 12:00 PM
Big Book of Little Stories
My daughter loves this book! She is only 2 and a half but she always wants to read it! The stories are short if you need it to be quick but they're lots of them if you want to read for ahwile just read more stories in one! The stories are so cute! We would absolutely recommend this book! :)
Date: 1/18/2016 10:51 AM
Wonderful storybook for children!
This collection of stories is a favorite among all 3 of my children with my 4 year old loving it the most. Great illustrations and perfect story length, we read a few almost every night before bed.
Date: 2/9/2016 8:36 AM
Family favorite!
This is an awesome collection of stories and a definite favorite at our house. I cannot recommend this too highly!
Date: 2/10/2016 4:48 PM
Good story book
There are some great stories in this book. From Gingerbread Man to Pinocchio. My kids loved having a small bed time story. It was short and funny and held their attention and they couldn't wait to read another story.
Date: 3/8/2016 9:41 PM
Favorite Bedtime Story book
This is the book my 4-yr old daughter chooses every night for bedtime stories. And though I may be tired of reading the same stories over and over again, each story holds her attention well and she obviously isn't tired of hearing them :) I highly recommend this one!
Date: 4/27/2016 12:13 PM
Great Value!
We have many Usborne books that contain a collection of stories, but this is my 3 year old's favorite!  Each story is the perfect length to read at bedtime.  Some stories contain humorous pictures and text which makes them a lot of fun to share. With such a great variety of stories, it's nice, as a parent, to not feel like you are reading the same book each night!  The person retelling each story and the illustrator varies from story to story. This book is a great value! (I do want to make you aware that the first story is Little Red Riding Hood. My child is afraid of the version in this book. You may want to check it out ahead of time.)
Date: 7/6/2016 5:46 PM
Really wanted to love it...
Most of the illustrations are very nice and I really wanted a book with a lot of the classics in it, and it does have them! However, some of the stories are a bit inappropriate for my 2 1/2 yo.daughter. Wind in the Willows... Toad steals a car and goes to prison and then escapes from prison, then sword fights a bunch of weasels HAHA... A bit advanced for the innocents of my littlest child, though my teenagers found it hilarious! A few of the other stories border on gruesome too, like when the wolf gobbled up red riding hood then the woodman cut his stomach open to get her out... Call me crazy but perhaps that could have been tamed down some. And the 3 Little Pigs of course triumph over the wolf in that story but they certainly didn't have to boil him alive and eat him in the end... just saying... We haven't read ALL the stories yet but we eventually will, I just need to change the wording around and skip over some... oh and PREREAD them before I read them to her. Maybe this book is just better for 5 years and up rather than 3 and up.
Date: 9/23/2018 8:49 AM
Great bedtime stories
We read from this book each night before bed.  The stories have a bit of a twist from the classic tellings.  The pages are colorful and the stories are fun.  
Date: 11/4/2018 12:01 AM
Great compilation!!
This book is so good for a home library because it contains so many classic, must-have stories in one, nicely bound volume. It is perfect for a family trip as well, because you can pack this one book and be done if you have young children. Although the stories are about the same length and reading level, there is variety in the artwork. The compilations are winners for us because my 6 year old really likes to see how far he can get in the book. If I had these stories as singles, I don't think it would be as fun for him. I recommend this book as a gift as well!
Date: 8/5/2019 12:25 AM
Fast favorite
This collection became a fast favorite with my kids. I own a lot of treasury childrens books and each night my kids always pick this book above all of them.
Date: 9/16/2021 4:03 PM