Each if the 22 stories in this collection is an absolute gem. I had a lot of fun reading them all and especially reading them to my 2 year old granddaughter. My favorite story is The Bedouin. It is quite suspenseful as one wonders if The Bedouin and his family will be able to make it out of the desert after their camel runs away. But in the end, it is a wonderful moral lesson on the virtues of sharing with others less fortunate than you. My granddaughter's favorite is The Rabbit and the Old Man. It is a hysterically funny story about a conniving rabbit who does whatever it takes to get its paws on the old man's carrots. While it did make my granddaughter giggle uncontrollably, it also taught about how compromise and working together can benefit everyone. The stories are very well written and it is very hard to tell that English is not the author's native language. This is a great book for readers of all ages and I'm sure readers will enjoy it as much as their children.