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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: An Aesop Fable.
(Rand McNally, 1973)
Large and inexpensive kids' book in big format with simple and sentimental pictures. I do not see much here to use.
The Hare and the Tortoise
I have been searching for this book for years. It is a lucky find on a day when I should have been flying to Tokyo! The green, yellow, and brown art is only okay. In contempt, the hare decides to have a nap. The moral ...
The Hare and the Frogs
(The Bodley Head, 1978)
This booklet takes the hare through a number of attempted escapes from danger. He runs from the storm, a deer, a bird, a hedgehog (an army of swords and daggers, the hare cries), a bull, a ram, a fox, a hyena, a rooster, ...
The Tortoise and the Hare
(Whitmanprinted in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company, 1963)
In the same series with my 1961 The Lion and the Mouse, though this book has the added distinction that its rabbit is fuzzy, on the cover and all the way through the book. After the initial encounter, King Lion commanded ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
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. See my near-identical Spanish version under 1979.
The Old Man and a Silly Donkey
This donkey has an enlarged and disproportioned head. He looks like one of Bennett's humans with an animal head. The title does not mention the lap-dog that plays a major part in this fable. The picture attempting to ...
Androcles and the Lion
(Holiday House, 1989)
A well-told big-book version that helps the story by having the cruel master shackle Androcles and by making Androcles a friend of animals before he meets the lion. The best illustration has the lion holding his paw over ...
The Lion and the Mouse: An Aesop's Fable.
(Templar Publishing, 1995)
What a delightful gift! See my comments under the same year for the edition published in the USA by Milbrook Press. A special feature of this copy is of course the signature of the artist.
The three wishes
This story has migrated into this fable-collection from elsewhere; note the tree fairy and the three magic wishes. A tree tells the woodcutter that it is a woodland fairy and will offer three wishes if uncut. The three ...
The Jay and the Nightingale
This fable is new to me. It is told, at least generally, in past tenses. The jays' screaming was very anonymous (sic) because their voice was so ugly. But they thought their song was beautiful. They went to the eagle ...