A splendid collection of some of Lionni's best-known and best-loved works. Lionni's stories are simple and elegant; his pictures are nothing short of stunning. In all, there are 13 tales, featuring such favorites as "Frederick," "Fish Is Fish," "Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse," "Cornelius," and "The Alphabet Tree.' Their greatest strength lies in their appeal to a child's imagination, which is expounded upon in Bruno Bettelheim's enlightening introduction. Splashy colors, inventive collages, whimsy, and a sense of wonder are all here in abundance. Not to be missed.