Aesop's Fables: Over 40 Stories to Share
. Parragon . NY
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This is another strong, large fables book for children. The illustrations are simple, good for children's literature. Most fables have stated morals. Continuing pages surprisingly repeat the title of the fable. MSA (16) has a key line: "You're absolutely right!" In this version, well told, there is no river. The donkey just runs off when it falls off the pole. TMCM (28) has a key line in both venues "It's nothing to be afraid of." There is a good illustration of the fox bested by the stork, with his tongue out at the top of the vase (76-77). Another good illustration shows the frogs pleading before Zeus (117). WC has a surprising moral: "Sometimes being helpful is its own reward" (85). This collection includes Gay's "The Hare Who Had Many Friends" (121). The wolf in sheep's clothing gets away from the shepherd who discovers him (131). TB is well illustrated (180). There is a T of C at the beginning.