My little girls and I have been reading this book together at night. There are some wonderful short stories that highlight the need of virtues and their importance in our everyday lives. Some of the stories have made a real impression on them and I can honestly say, for myself as well. They are very creative and unique old-fashioned stories that for the most part I have never heard of before. The story of "letting a little boy's please" a real little man that lives in every humans mouth, out for air is still one of the favorites so far. My kids seem much more pleasant to be around and have an aire of "I can try better" to be good after reading them. Great read! We are about half way through.