Now showing items 11-20 of 157
The Old Man and His Donkey
(Bō̜risat ʻAksarāphiphat, 1990)
MSA. This sometimes pink, sometimes purple, sometimes orange donkey with the multi-colored and differently-colored mane seems to me to be from the flower-child generation. Otherwise the story runs along the usual paths. [x]
The Monkey and the Dolphin
This monkey, in the illustrations but not necessarily in the text, sails his own sailboat. Accidentally, he falls overboard and he is left for behind (sic) by his ship. In his chattering after he is picked up by the ...
The Wind and the Sun
The version is good; the bet addresses who can take off the traveller's coat. The sun is red here. At least that color sets up a nice contrast with the multi-colored wind. The story's best illustration may be that of ...
The Dog and his Shadow
Another nice typo-blooper fragment: As he is walking pass a butcher's shop. This version specifies the motivation at a key moment: He wants to show that he is the master. It also demonstrates, both visually and in the ...
The Tailess Fox
This version presents itself differently. The other foxes note that he has no tail as soon as he returns to their company, and they ask him about it. He responds that he cut it off. Another fox comments that he has just ...
The Hare and the Tortoise
When the tortoise suggests a race, the hare leaps about excitedly, asks Can we start now? and starts down the road without waiting for an answer. With this sort of start, it is hard for me to understand how both a sign-post ...
The Travellers and the Bear
The non-tree-climber is left here in the visual illustration to deal with the bear face to face--four pages before the bear approaches him. Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. Amen to that!
The Frog and the Ox
There is here a very dramatic presentation of the ox's footstep, which crushed most of the frogs to death. I will need some work to get used to pink frogs! People may be ruined by attempting to change the work of the nature.
The Ant and the Bird
This ant is orange. The bird breaks off and tosses a branch into the stream. The ant thanks the bird and says (as in LM) that someday she may be able to help the bird. There is a lively illustration of the ant's bite. ...
The Ass, the Fox and the Lion
The art style does a nice job of presenting the ass in the background as the fox approaches the lion.