My dear husband gave this book to me for my Christmas present and I was so excited. I really love Harry Potter, and so wanted to read this little book. This little book contains five wizarding fairy tales that fit in with the Harry Potter universe—“The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump,” and “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” The last of which features prominently in the plot of book seven. The stories are fun and charming to read all in themselves. Yet, to add some fun to the mix J.K. Rowling has included commentary written by Albus Dumbledore at the end of every story.
His comments range between thought provoking insights, hilarious observations, and historical information and background on the wizarding world. Harry Potter fans will finally be happy to learn the difference between an animagus and merely transfiguring oneself into an animal. The reason behind Lucius Malfoy’s stubborn persistence to remove Dumbledore from his headmaster position at Hogwarts is also revealed. As well as other interesting anecdotes on the wizarding world that Rowling has created. She even draws the pictures! They are pretty decent too; I’m impressed.
This is a fun little book to read, and I would recommend it to all Harry Potter fans. Though I’m sure some non-fans will enjoy it too. The profits from this book all go to a charity organization that helps abandoned European children find homes