The story of Peter and the Wolf was written as a musical composition for children by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Since it was first performed in 1936, Peter and the Wolf has been used to teach millions of children about the way music can be used to tell a story. This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Peter and the Wolf is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The story is sensitively retold, following the tale of how young Peter captures a dangerous wolf. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best – full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.