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Die Grille und die Ameisen
(Dr. Hans Peters Verlag, 1990)
This delightfully illustrated large-sized book represents the third language for the same publication. See both the English and Japanese editions in 1982. As I wrote of the English edition, Tharlet's work is almost ...
The Fox and the Monkey
This is an out-of-series booklet, a gift of Jon Lindseth, perhaps done in an earlier pilot set, but now included in Set 3: The Fox and the Monkey. It cost only 7 Baht, while all others cost 10 Baht. Its cover lacks the ...
The Birds and the Rhinoceros
This story is new to me, though its pattern is typical for a whole set of fable stories. The rhinoceros knocks one nest after another out of trees by ramming them. One set of birds (the red birds here) counsels resistance. ...
The Wicked Elephant
New to me. After the wicked elephant ruthlessly kills the young of two birds, they turn to their friends--the bees, the porcupines, and the crickets--for help. The bees blind the elephant, and the porcupines sting the ...
The Tiger and the Girl
This is a transformed version of an Aesopic fable. Here a tiger sees the daughter of a woodcutter and falls in love with her as he pursues her home. She rejects him utterly, but his father promises marriage if the tiger ...
The Fox and the Grapes
One of the few fables in this series narrated consistently in the past. This fox has just come from some bad times: he has just missed catching a rabbit and has been chased by a farmer from some chickens. This may be ...
The Bat in War
There is a great illustration of why there could be a war between the strong animals and the weak birds. As the text reads But the birds can fly..., the illustration shows a bird making droppings on the head of a monkey! ...
The Rabbit and the Crocodile
This is one of the few etiological tales in this collection. The rabbit bests the crocodile several times over and is finally caught but declares inside the crocodile's mouth Now, he eats me! He is very happy and laughs ...
The Magic Sword
Again, the story is new to me. A chameleon finds a magic sword. On the strength of his having it, the animals make him king. An elephant arrives and asks if the chameleon knows how to use it, When he is told no, he ...
The Fox And The Stork
This booklet has some of the sharpest color illustrations in the whole series. I wonder about the understanding of the fable when I read that the stork serves soup in jars and drinks her own from her jar.