great collection of stories. haven't read them since i was a kid & was stoked to find it. charming without being sappy, funny without being overly clever. the illustrations have the lovely quality and looking both detailed, and therefore interesting, as well as slighty smudgy pencil quality, giving them a little glow-like feel. the condition of the book was not as great as advertised, but there was certainly no damage that took away from the material itself.