I should call this book a complete wash-out, for the American public. Perhaps to Spanish children these rather difficult and essentially modern fairy tales would appeal. Doubtless, told by skilled story tellers, they would have more chance of going over. There's the strike of the automobiles in the factory; there's the story of the friendship between the air and the man who made kites that wouldn't fly; there's the story of the shoes that wandered the country over; there's the puppet that saved the president -- and so on. But the style is oblique -- somewhat too elusive for the average child reader. Limited sale -- public libraries chiefly.