The illustrations in the book are also quite different to the traditional Ladybird pictures. They are very stylised and simplified, not at all the realistic drawings that are usually found in these books. I must admit that I don't really like this style of the book.
It is a good series though, and like all the books in the series the story of Hansel and Gretel is told in a way that makes it easy for newer readers. It still has the original gruesome ending where the witch is pushed into the oven, with the addition that afterwards Hansel and Gretel steal all her jewels before returning to their father!