The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing and other Aesop's Fables
. Miles Kelly Publishing . Essex, UK ,
PZ8.2.P375 Wolf 2013 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Fourteen fables on 40 large-format pages. I am fortunate to have found a whole set of the first printing at once, and at an attractive price! The books are a further use of 200 Aesop's Fables: Favourite Fables to Share, which Miles Kelly published in 2012. Here fables are not grouped as there. Though based on the earlier book, each of these pamphlets is larger in format than that book was. Though the illustrations stay proportionately the same, I notice subtle changes in the texts and titles. FC in 2012 was The Vain Jackdaw (221), who was dissatisfied with his ugly plumage. Now it is The Vain Crow (7), dissatisfied with his ugly feathers. FWT there was about a wily fox (232) and here it is about a sly fox (14). The wild sow there (251) has become a wild pig here (27). Most of these fables are drawn from the section there titled Schemes and Dreams. This set of fables includes particularly good illustrations for FC (4) and The Cat and the Mice (38). BC (20) again has an apt moral: It is easy to think up impossible solutions. The Sly Lion (there The Wily Lion on 262) is new to me. A lion suggests how ugly the bull's horns are (36). The bull gets rid of them -- and falls prey to the lion. The thick, slippery pages still contain little characters around the edges. Every fable is illustrated.