The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
. My Kids World Publications . Delhi
MKW 1 .
x (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an extra copy of this booklet that I picked up while I was in India. This version of TMCM works almost entirely in terms of food. The town visitor asks if his country host does not have other food to offer. When told No, he answers Then come with me. I will show you all the tasty food I eat everyday. Cake and juicy fruits are both mentioned and pictured. Pictured are also cheese and crackers. By contrast with most versions, here a pretty woman disturbs their feast, followed by a cat. I can't eat. I don't feel safe here! Upon arrival in the country, He was happy and safe in his home. Moral: No pleasure is greater than a safe life. Each page has two or three lines of text and a large, energetic picture. Perhaps the best illustration shows the country mouse still shaking and sweating on 13.