On the book jacket is the note “10-Minute Bedtime Stories,” to show that the stories are short, although I’m not so sure before bedtime is the best as they can be violent and cause nightmares. Similar to fairy tales, this compilation of seven stories introduces the reader (or listener) to Ali Baba, Aladdin and Sindbad the Sailor and their adventures. Stories are simple without too much imagery or multisyllabic words. The illustrations are sweet, however, I had trouble figuring out if Sindbad was a fox and what other animals portrayed the characters. The illustrations probably balance out the viciousness of the stories (i.e., sailors eaten alive by snakes). Nevertheless, this book is a great addition to an elementary library to bring awareness of the classics to children.