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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. ...
(Picture Book Studio, 1989)
Identical except for its size (4.75 x 4.375 ) with the larger format book printed in Belgium. Another victory for Neugebauer. A wonderful book. Zwerger's twelve ink-and-wash illustrations are witty and delightful. ...
(Viking Press, 1981)
Lavish and well done. Worth looking at for any of the nine fables she does. Now see 1993 for a reduced-in-page-size paperbound version done by Penguin Puffin. It admits that the text was adapted by the editors at The ...
Oi Mythoi Tou Aisopos Se Komiks, Volume 1
Nine fables rendered well in comics. Each fable gets between two and four pages and is clearly marked telos at its end. There are the usual comic renditions of sounds like bam, zit, clap, for example in the race ...
The Exploding Frog and Other Fables from Aesop.
(Little Brown,, 1981)
A delightful book, chock full of funny illustrations. The tellings are also witty, if they do depart a bit from Aesop. I could go back to this book for many illustrations and several stories. For me this book will be a ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
(Troll Associates, 1981)
A lively book. The two animals live together. The tortoise has great facial expressions. A great deal of time is spent before we ever get to the idea of a race. Perhaps the best illustration is the centerfold of the ...
The Lion and the Mouse
(Troll Associates, 1981)
The watercolor illustrations are enjoyable. The best may be the one in which the lion grasps the mouse. This version stretches out the story a bit.
The Birds the Beasts, and the Bat
(The Quail Hill Press, 1983)
Here is a beautifully bound miniature almost 2 square. There are printer's designs rather than illustrations along the way, including geometric designs on the endpapers. With the red title there is a lovely little black ...
Iani Novák Aesopia/Jan Novák: Aesopia.
(Sodalitas Ludis Latinis FaciundisSodalitas Ludis Latinis. Institut für Klassische Philologie der Universität München, 1989)
A delightful pamphlet featuring Introitus, Exitus, and six fables in between. Jan Novák had fled from Czechoslovakia, apparently after the putting down of the 1968 Prague Spring. He wrote these fables in ...
The Ant and the Dove: An Aesop Tale Retold.
(Childrens Press, 1989)
A very nicely executed book. The colored art is crisp and lively; the designs move nicely beyond the borders of the picture. The net-preparing man wears Oshkosh coveralls. The big bite is wonderfully pictured on 25. In ...