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Country Mouse, City Mouse
(Random House, 1978)
Here is an extra copy with a dirty cover. A cute Disney version that strings the tale to some length. It dresses the mice, gives them names and even a mouse car that screeches around bigger cars. This version departs ...
Harry and Shellburt
Here is an extra copy of this book with some markings on the endpapers. A delightful little book heavy on greens for watching and for eating. This is second generation Aesop: the original tale is told and then re-enacted ...
El León y la Ratita.
A delightful little twelve-page pamphlet with cute art, half in black-and-white and half in color. Ratita Tita plays with Don Leo's tail. Monkey Jaimito plays lookout. Tita at the end plays with an acorn on Leo's back.
Crónica de Fabulandia: El Caballo y la Hormiga.
(Editorial Fher, 1973)
Apparently, the horse saves the grasshopper, who has been knocked out in a terrible storm. I do not think there is anything Aesopic here. An example of what the root fabu- has meant to people around the world.
The Grasshopper and the Ants
(Walt Disney Productions, 1971)
Slight reworking, to accompany an audiocassette, of the Western booklet (1968) of the same name. So Hop here is again joined by Gabriel the cricket, Bubba the vulture, and Andy the savior ant. The plates are the same. ...
La liebre y la tortuga
(CarvajalEditorial Norma, 1979)
Good pop-ups, some of which even incorporate a bit of action, for example when the hare rises up tired or when the race-finishing judge waves the checkered flag. The hare has a great grumpy look on the last page. For ...
Chiquita y Pepita: Dos ratoncitas/Chiquita and Pepita: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.
(National Textbook Company, 1978)
This is a lively telling that takes liberties with the story. Pepita holds a party in the country for Chiquita and serves bread and cheese. They take a bus to the city. The illustrations are animated. Near-identical ...
Poniendo el cascabel al gato/Belling the cat.
(National Textbook Company, 1977)
Another delightful little book! The family discussion is done with care, and the illustrations are fun. The distinctive feature of this series is that near-identical books in Spanish and English are bound together.
The Hare and the Tortoise
(Mulberry Press, 1975)
I had found this book in Santa Cruz thirteen years ago, but it came there with a screen that does not reveal well the motion of the illustrations. At Quinto, then, I found another copy with a much sturdier screen that ...
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Here is an extra copy without a dust-jacket. A beautiful book. The text is indeed after Dodsley, who presents this story as I, 30 The Court and Country-Mouse. This version changes Dodsley's female country mouse into a ...