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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.
City Mouse--Country Mouse and Two More Mouse Tales from Aesop.
(Scholastic Inc., 1987)
This is a charming booklet, especially the lead story, in which the two best paintings are those of the upturned nose and the conference inside the city mouse's hole with the dogs visible outside. The last picture and ...
(Unicorn Publishing House, 1988)
Great pictures, though they may tend to the romantic and even sentimental. The best for me are the first two, of the lost wig and of the frogs at the well's edge. Are they done with acrylics?
Fabeln von Äsop
This book, like the English, is derived from the Italian original. The illustrations seem identical with those in the English version. Do not confuse this book with Testa's more recent book of Aesop's fables, done in a ...
Country Mouse and Town Mouse/The Monkey King
Here a hunter (a Black African) gets the monkey king. Good lively cartoon work in the Disney tradition. The righthand pages are full illustrations, while those on the left present text with one telling symbol. The English ...
A Donkey in Lion's Disguise/A Wolf and a Lamb/The Bear and the Travelers
The raccoon discovers the lion-clad donkey. The lamb needs time to digest. The moral works from the lamb, not the wolf: this was a bad choice. One traveler is so fat that he cannot climb the tree. Good lively cartoon ...
Aesop's Fables in Words of One Syllable.
(Saalfield Publishing Company, 1905)
This book represents the third publisher to use Godolphin's texts; see 1885 and 1895. This book uses many good illustrations done after Weir and four (59, 81, 85, and 88) after Griset. There is no frontispiece or title-page ...
Stories from Aesop
(Oxford University Press, 1971)
Compare this edition with the Uni-Phone Language Institute edition from Korea of 1982. This edition takes the same nine fables and their illustrations but adds color to the latter. See my notes there. Aesop never stands still!
The Stork and the Fox
(Henry Holt, 1993)
Good, lively art in a well-told story. The fox is a practical joker. Ms. Stork buys a new dress for the occasion and shows off her long neck with the strands of a pearl necklace. Invited in turn, Mr. Fox answers I'm ...
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
(Henry Holt, 1993)
Good, lively art in a well-told story. The city mouse stays a few days in the country before he starts complaining. In the city, he reclines wonderfully in a cake stand. At the end there is a clever introduction to ...