Wonderful warm arrangements, delightful artwork
This is the best compilation of folk songs that I know of. Norman Lloyd's arrangements are rich and warm and very playable for someone (like me) with only limited piano technique. I have personally learned alot about playing piano by studying these songs, and particularly, Norman Lloyd's arrangements. They are at just the right skill level for a beginning to intermediate piano student who has completed a basic course and is ready to branch out to music of their choosing.
And the illustrations! Even those in your family who cannot read a note of music will fall in love with the artwork that adorns nearly every page of this book. It is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears. Be sure to buy an edition that has all the full color artwork (some paperback versions have black and white and lower quality reproduction of the original artwork.)