Treasury of Virtues is just that, it is about an inch or more thick and is filled with great illustrations and stories that teach character and virtues. There is a story about a town who was all hungry. A visiting character comes to the town but just outside of town he picks up a smooth stone. When he finds out the state of the town he uses the rock to help the people see they just need to share and work together. There are stories about kindness, hard work, justice, love, being content. My mother-in-law gave me this one and I think it is a great book to read to your children. The stories have big print and are simple to understand. Enjoy!