I've never been a die hard huge Harry Potter fan. I enjoyed all seven Harry Potter books and I enjoy all the movies but I never had to see the movies in the theater (usually wait till they are out on DVD) and I didn't buy any of the books until about a year after the last was released. I did buy The Tales of Beedle the Bard a few weeks after it was released though. I figured if I have all the Harry Potter books I might as well add this one too.
If you have read The Deathly Hollows (Book 7 of the Harry Potter series) then you will have heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Dumbledore gave this book of childrens stories to Hermione. There are 5 childrens stories in this book. The stories are "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot, " "The Fountain of Fair Fortune, " "The Warlock's Hairy Heart, " "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump, " and "The Tale of the Three Brothers." Each story is followed by commentary from Dumbledore on his views of the story.
Another good plus to this book is that the proceeds from the purchase of this book go to The Children's High Level Group which is a charity that was cofounded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling to protect childrens rights.
If you are a hard core Harry Potter fan you probably already have this book. If you aren't I would still get this book just to complete your Harry Potter collection.
The book is not very long. Only 107 pages. I read it in about an hour.