A collection of brief vignettes within the Book of Fairy Tales includes much-loved stories like Sleeping Beauty (chewed out by Prince Charming for sleeping in), Tom Thumb, the Grasshopper and the Ant (the grasshopper can afford to be lazy because he has war bonds), the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing ("the fifth columnist of his day"), Aladdin and His Lamp, the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs (only they're aluminum for the war effort), Old Mother Hubbard (but her cupboard isn't bare; she's a "food hoarder"!), and This Little Piggy. The Boy Who Cried Wolf gets his comeuppance, canceling the Story of Cinderella.
- Bill Thompson's character Nick Depopoulous - "For crying out Pete's sake!"
- During "This Little Piggy", one of the baby's legs disappears momentarily.
- It is similar in concept to Tex Avery's "A Gander at Mother Goose" produced two years prior, but it focuses more on fairy tales than nursery rhymes.
- One giant head says, "Aw, he's been sick." The variant "Well, I've been sick," was used previously in 1940's "Wacky Wild Life" and 1941's "Aviation Vacation" and later in the record "Porky Pig in Africa".
- The EU Dubbed Print replaces 1941-1955 with 1938-1941 MM Ending Cue.
- This short entered the public domain in 1971, when the United Artists (a successor to the Associated Artists Productions for pre-1948 titles) did not renew the copyright in time.