This lovely compendium of world folk tales organises its 52 components by month, fitting stories to the changing seasons or to special days, cultural events or festivals within that month. March, for example, features stories to mark St David's Day, St Patrick's Day and Purim, as well as an indigenous Australian story for World Water Day. There are well loved stories, such as The Frog Prince or the Magic Porridge Pot, as well as less familiar ones as in the Inuit legend, The Skeleton Woman, or a tale from Italy, The Bell of Atri. The stories are short, rarely more than two pages, and are paired with Christopher Corr's brilliantly coloured naive-style illustrations. An afterword gives a brief factual explanation of each of the special days featured.