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The Leopard and the Fox
The ending, after the fox tells the leopard that people value a bright brain far more than they do a handsome body, is surprising and marred with errors: Come to think of it, the leopard let the fox goes free and becomes ...
The Widow and the Hen
After the first round of increased food in this version, the hen still lays an egg every day. Only later does she get so fat that she gives up laying entirely. Figures are not always facts. [x]
The Fox and the Kid
(Bō̜risat ʻAksarāphiphat, 1990)
Good faces. This fox is asked to accompany the kid's dancing with his famouse (sic) singing voice, and in response he howls at the top of his voice. [xx]
The Dog and the Cock
This fox comes to the tree hurrily. Does it make sense for the cock to say I will come down if you will first ask the porter below to open the door? The dog puts an end to the fox. Meet cunning with cunning.
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 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 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 Ass, the Cock and the Lion
The story's illustrations here are marked by a very colorful cock and a grisly end for the ass. The text uses stile where we might say fencepost, and substitutes nearly for nearby. The moral is (sic) False confident leads ...