Dessine-Moi une Fable: 10 Fables de La Fontaine Vues par 10 Illustrateurs
Jean de La Fontaine
. Pocket .
xPZ24.2.L3Des 1995 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a delightful little paperback! Only Puig Rosado was known to me before. Ten contemporary illustrators take a crack at a La Fontaine fable. Introducing each story is a colored blank page, then a page containing a portrait of La Fontaine by this artist and some information by or about the artist. Turn the page, and the fable begins. TMCM by Pef presents two great conga-lines, of city and country people respectively. Philippe Chauvet presents FS in one of the best presentations here. Look for the small, beady eyes of the fox. Serge Bloch presents La Fontaine himself as the wolf before his depiction of WL. Véronique Boiry in OF has these words to equivalate the sound of the exploding frog: "Paf. Flop!" The best part of Nony's presentation of TH lies, I believe, in the eyelashes of the female tortoise. Pierre-Olivier Templier has a great picture of the weasel breaking and entering. Christophe Rouil has a fine expression on the face of each of the two pots. How different these ten artists are in their approaches to the fables of La Fontaine! The last three are Puig Rosado for "The Animals Going to War," Catherine Reiser for MM, and Rosy for DW. The last of these presents a great last picture, as the wolf runs off into the sunset. What a lovely little book! The cover presents the ten portraits of La Fontaine by the ten artists. I learned on the back cover of this book that 1995 was the year of La Fontaine. The back cover also says "Tirage limité: Édition hors commerce."