In the voluminious works of the most popular Czech writer we meet fairy tales for the first time. He writes about four-year old Sára and her two-year old sister Bára, not forgetting their Mummy and Daddy. In comparison with lengthy classical stories for children these stories have the advantage of brevity – each can be read comfortably in ten minutes. In addition to this they harbour comments of a more caustic nature – which will be valued by adults particularly. It is difficult to say if this book is meant for kids in the first place, or for parents. With these fairy-non-fairy tales both parents and children have a slice of the action; they are written in such a way that nobody gets bored. The book is generously illustrated.
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