I liked the book so much because I learned more about stories that move Russian children, as I hope also to learn more about the Russian adult mind. The book helped me learn new common sentences and constructions which I heard for the first time. No need to panic if a word is not clear as with the definitions given the text explains itself by itself. The audio at full speed was nevertheless helpful only after reading, otherwise, I suggest that the learner goes first with the slow speed.
The book was a good fit for my level in Russian and I realized how much progress I have done since the first word I have learned. I would definitely recommend this book for any other learner, especially for those who study the language on their own. Thank you so much, Kristina, your books are the best tools for students!