Classic Stories Collection - 20 books (Collection)

Various -
(14) 3 years +

With contemporary and humorous takes on 20 famous children's stories, The Usborne Picture Book Gift Set is the perfect gift for any child who is hooked on reading!

Perfect books to share at bedtime, among the classic retold stories are Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wizard of Oz and The Little Mermaid. Presented in a slipcase, all the books feature fantastic bright imagery from extremely talented illustrators and the simple text makes them a joy to read - for both child and parent.

Please note that some of the content in these stories may be frightening for very young children.

Titles in this collection

  • The Snow Queen
  • The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Story of Black Beauty
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Nutcracker
  • The Story of Pinocchio
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Railway Children
  • The Story of Heidi
  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Beauty and the Beast

Book Details

  • Product code: PBGS
  • ISBN: 9781409555445
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Collection
  • Dimensions: 29.5cm x 24.0cm
  • Pages: Varies
  • Publish date: 15/09/2012
  • Book points: 20

Customer Ratings


Customer Reviews

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Very good for party bags -

I gave these away at a 5-year-old's party.They were a true hit... and still managed to save a few for my daughter. Very good!

Maria, 10/02/2015

Love these -

I bought these for my daughter who is 18 months as she loves books and was getting bored of baby books. They are now well used, not a day goes by that we don't read one or 8 together. She loves reading them with us and now finishes off the sentences.

I was a bit concerned that they may be too scary but she especially loves the scary characters with scary voices!!!

Don't know where I would be without them now...

Mel, 01/11/2014

Good collection but..... -

I've bought this collection because I've read in the description 'contemporary and humorous takes on 20 famous children's stories', as I think the classic fairy tales are quite violent and outdated for this generation of kids like cooking the wolf or eating granny...

To be fair, there are better ways of telling these stories while keeping the message. To be fair, the collection is good but no way it's contemporary...a couple of stories maybe, but most are still horrible like the Little Mermaid. Buy it if it's for older children or you don't mind telling these tales to the younger ones, but please don't think they are contemporary and humorous because most of them aren't.

Sara, 31/05/2014

Well worth the money... -

Bought these for my 4-year-old daughter's birthday, she absolutely loves them and they are well worth the money, but as an adult reading them you sometimes feel like half of the story is missing and that they don't quite make sense. Some of the ones with cartoony illustrations and modern name changes spoil the story a bit for me as part of the joy of reading these stories with your own child is that they bring back your own childhood memories. Having said that though, they are a favourite with my daughter and that's all that matters!

Lexy, 22/03/2014

Great set -

Bought these for my 3-year-old who loves them... constant re-reading is requested. Some of them have slightly grown-up themes - death, animal cruelty etc, but that doesn't seem to be causing any concern to the little fella. Worried adults could always hold back the darker ones, but hey: kids love fairly tales and some of them are grizzly. The majority of these are just lovely stories.

Sometimes the story is too long for the condensed format, but again that seems to me to bother adults more than kids.

This is the only review I've ever bothered to write... the set was good enough to be worth the hassle.

MW, 05/03/2014

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