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Aesop: Tales of Aethiop the African, Volume I
(Sea Island Information Group, 1989)
See my comments on the first printing of this curious paperback booklet. I thought then that it needed an editor. The good news is that it found one! A number of problems in the first printing are cleaned up in this ...
A Cowardly Bat/A Donkey and a Foolish Wolf/A Crow that was Tricked
The battle between the birds and the animals is set in Africa and gets detailed description. The monkeys wear coconuts and ride elephants! Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The middle story's moral misses ...
Ants and Grasshoppers/Three Oxen and a Lion
Here there are three grasshoppers instead of the usual one. The ant's last word is Just go on singing now. The lion--in the African savanna--gets the oxen arguing among themselves. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney ...
A Mouse's Gratitude/The Foolish Tiger and the Foolish Leopard/Outsmarting the Cat
The mouse is spared because she has seven children. The final story about belling the cat has a good moral: What you cannot do yourself, do not expect others to do. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. A ...
The North Wind and the Sun/A Lion and a Mosquito/An Eagle and a Crow
Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The righthand pages are full illustrations, while the left present the text with one telling symbol. The English is sometimes a little off. The morals sometimes miss the ...
A Greedy Dog/The Gold Ax and the Silver Ax
The first story adds a first small dog, from whom the meat is stolen. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The righthand pages are full illustrations, while the left present the text with one telling symbol. ...
A Mouse's Wedding/A Fox and Grapes/An Ant and a Dove
Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition; here the first story has particularly good illustrations. A find in my one day in Singapore!
(Picture Book Studio, 1989)
Another victory for Neugebauer. A wonderful book. Zwerger's twelve ink-and-wash illustrations are witty and delightful. The best illustration features the camel dancing and the animals laughing. Other good illustrations ...
Mon Grand Livre de Fables d'Ésope
(Tournesol S.A.R.L., 1989)
The original copyright on this book (1989) belongs to Susaeta in Madrid, who also printed the book. This is a large (slightly under 8½ x 11) hardbound book with delightful colored illustrations for each of its eighty ...
Aesop: Tales of Aethiop the African, Volume I.
(Flying Lion Press: Sea Island Information Group, 1989)
A curious book that badly needs an editor. Punctuation, grammar, and spelling mistakes abound. Even pagination is a mystery: the two-page introduction that starts on ii is followed by a preface listed as on iii. The ...