This is an excellent book for a dad to read to his children at night before bed.
The story has all the elements of the best in fairy tales--a faraway land, a generous king, and a beautiful princess. . . .The story is succinct, yet moving. The king and princess are rendered in large, warm, medieval-style illustrations that well suit its fairy-tale quality. Boys and girls alike will be drawn into this charming tale, and no one will miss the point on the last page. My only criticism is that this book's cover isn't adorned with gold and precious stones, because this tale is truly a treasure.