"One of the greatest pleasures of this impressive collection of 12 Russian fables is Lobel's sophisticated artwork. She outdoes herself with watercolor-and-gouache paintings that are brilliantly colored and wonderfully composed. The details are just right....Heins' prose retellings of poems by Ivan Andreevich Krylov, "Russia's greatest fabulist,' are elegant. A gem that deserves a place in folklore collections."--Booklist.