This book with a long name has been recently published in Russia in attempt to promote the genre of light novel, which is relatively new for our reader.
Though I enjoyed the book, I can't say it's the best choice for the purpose. The stories are bizarre and ьштв-идщцштп and they do not even try to have any logic or explanations in them. It is very like a child's narrative of "this happened and than that happened" and I mostly have dropped the book because of this, but I had nothing other to read or do at the moment and after I managed to
get through the first, say, twenty pages, I got used to it and it even started to seem charming in its own way. I suppose, that it is kinda the author's style. It also makes all the sad twists so unexpected. In the afterword the author says she considers that all the stories have a happy ending, but, let's say, it's a debatable opinion.
The four stories are ever-so-slightly connected, but can be read separately. I recommend the second and the last stories the most. In the second story, where nothing fantastic happens apart from one of main characters deсlaring she is able to speak to concrete, the author's naive storytelling highlights all the sad moments and makes story somehow far more deep than if told more seriously. I hope that the author considers writing more stories like this one.
The art is fine, but just... normal. Nothing special about it.
This book reminded me very much of a compilation of short stories "A Perfect Day for Kangaroos" by Haruki Murakami, which was my first insight in Japanese literature some 13 years ago. It has the same absurd and fairy-tale-like storytelling style, so I felt nostalgic.
Overall, a nice book, if you can stand the style.