Top critical review
Not ideal for younger kids
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2019
I ordered this book for a friend's newborn baby, excited to give them a bright, colorful, decorative book with gilded pages and illustrations. I waited weeks for the delivery. Well, the book was clearly remade since some of the older customer reviews from four or five years ago. This is not the beloved purple-cover Reader's Digest version that I wanted. This version looks, feels, and reads like a textbook. The 2019 Throne Classics edition is 700+ pages of drab, monotonous, dense text. I can't even comment on the translation, because I was so disappointed with the book I got in the mail that I didn't sit down to read through it much at all. I'm sure this is good for young adults and college students with a fascination for the material, so this isn't a one-star item, but this is certainly a disappointment based on my expectations and not ideal for younger kids and their storytime.