The Fox and the Grapes
. The Child's World: The Peterson Publishing Company . Mankato, MN
PZ8.2.B46925 Fox 2011 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This title represents the third of the collection of thirteen that I have been able to find. This sturdy hard-cover book not only announces the moral of its fable on the cover but gives it the whole first story page. When people cannot get what they want, they sometimes tell themselves that what they way is no good anyway. This may be the most careful and sensible moral I have seen for a fable that receives many quite diverse morals. Besides the strong and simple colored illustrations on right-hand pages, there are appropriate designs beneath the text on the left-hand pages. Best among the illustrations may be the final one, as the fox turns away huffing with turned up nose. Then there is a page on Aesop, a page on fables, and a page on author and artist.