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The Lion and the Mouse: An Aesop's Fable.
(Millbrook Press, 1995)
A very nice sideways book with the thickest pages I have encountered in a book in a long time. The art work is all black-and-white--perhaps charcoal? The story is told with dignity and sensitivity throughout. Some ...
The Lion and the Hare
Not only does this lion have blue cheeks, but the bunny he chases is blue too! A snail desperately moves out of the lion's way near the middle of the story. This booklet contains one of the wildest language goofs: 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 Treasure in the Field
The biggest surpises in this presentation come on its last page. This moral page is accompanied not by the usual owl but by one of the boys and some wheat-plants taken from the story. The moral seems to me less strong ...
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 Fox and the Crow
One additional extra copy is a gift of Jon Lindseth, January, '95, one of the two gifts he sent that made me aware of the existence of these books. This crow has a red beak! The fox, though artistically not excellent, ...
The Farmer and His Magic Goose
The desire to buy a big house moves this farmer and his wife to look for many golden eggs at once. The story is well broken down into many one-line components. [x]
The Crow and the Pitcher
This thirsty crow has already visited fen and canal in the search for water. The crow wisely first tries to push the pitcher over, but it does not move. Sometimes we can find the answers by using our heads. [x]
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.
The Bundle of Sticks
The best illustrations here are of the five sons' exasperation in trying to break the bundle. [x]