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A Mouse's Gratitude/The Foolish Tiger and the Foolish Leopard/Outsmarting the Cat
The mouse is spared because she has seven children. The final story about belling the cat has a good moral: What you cannot do yourself, do not expect others to do. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. A ...
The North Wind and the Sun/A Lion and a Mosquito/An Eagle and a Crow
Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The righthand pages are full illustrations, while the left present the text with one telling symbol. The English is sometimes a little off. The morals sometimes miss the ...
A Cowardly Bat/A Donkey and a Foolish Wolf/A Crow that was Tricked
The battle between the birds and the animals is set in Africa and gets detailed description. The monkeys wear coconuts and ride elephants! Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The middle story's moral misses ...
Ants and Grasshoppers/Three Oxen and a Lion
Here there are three grasshoppers instead of the usual one. The ant's last word is Just go on singing now. The lion--in the African savanna--gets the oxen arguing among themselves. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney ...
A Greedy Dog/The Gold Ax and the Silver Ax
The first story adds a first small dog, from whom the meat is stolen. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The righthand pages are full illustrations, while the left present the text with one telling symbol. ...
A Mouse's Wedding/A Fox and Grapes/An Ant and a Dove
Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition; here the first story has particularly good illustrations. A find in my one day in Singapore!
(Ward Lock & Co.,, 1910)
This is in many ways a standard Weir book, with illustrations often poorly inked. It has the usual 114 engravings, duly tabulated in the list of illustrations at the front. It has the usual preface and life before that. ...
Three Aesop Fox Fables
(Clarion Books: Houghton Mifflin, 1971)
I immediately presumed that this book was a copy of one I already had. It turns out that I have several copies of the Weekly Reader printing and a paperback of this version but never had this hardbound source for the ...
(J. Coker & Co. Ltd., 1921)
Compare with my Coker edition of 1921/30. This has sharper illustrations. Here there is nothing on the back of the title-page where that has a history of printings. Might this be a first edition? The only item against ...
Aesop In the Afternoon
(Citation Press, 1972)
A surprise find of a book I have sought for several years. Cullum presents the fables as dramas for teachers to use in less heady afternoon sessions of school. The fables, told traditionally, are divided according to the ...