Treasury of Aesop's Fables
. Om Kidz: Om Books International . New Delhi
PZ8.2.T746 2016 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is a large (9¾" x 10¾") paperbound version of six fables listed on the back cover: BC, BS, FC, LM, SW, and TB. There is no title-page; the book begins immediately with the title-page for BC. Each story is 16 pages long and individually paginated. The book thus stops on the last page of TB, with John teaching the self-protecting Judas a verbal lesson and walking away from him. The art is perfect for children: big, colorful, and clear. The mice in BC wear human clothes, hats, and glasses. In FC, the gender difference is clear between Mr. Fox and Mistress Crow. In LM, the lion has his mouth open to eat the mouse before the mouse stops him with his plea to be spared. In this version, hunters arrive on the scene to discover the captured lion but decide to go get a wagon to carry him to the palace and thus earn a handsome reward. The bet in SW is about "Whoever can force that traveler to remove his coat." Contrary to that wager, the story goes on to show the North Wind "confident that he could blow away the coat." The North Wind then reverts to the bet when he says "Let's see if you can get the man to take off his coat." Of course the sun can do that! This book is well produced.