The music is enchanting; the story very funny. We learned about flamenco music and bel canto opera; we laughed together and worried about Juanita when it looked like she might go to the land and be boiled alive and eaten. There are no finer recordings for children for sale today. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is fabulous. The Elvis sing-along is great fun. We bought this first and then discovered all the others in the Stories in Music series, all of which are wonderful.