22 Famous Aesop's Fables: Stories for Children 2
. Shanti Publications . Delhi
PZ8.2.T84 2011 v.2 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This pamphlet of 24 pages offers excerpts from Shanti's 2011 Aesop's Fables, designed by Rangoli. Texts and illustrations match those there. Each fable gets a single page, with a numbered T of C on the verso of the title-page. Rangoli is not acknowledged here. No date of publication is indicated in the pamphlet. To judge from this copy and the copy I have of one other booklet in the collection, all six titles are identical. As I wrote there, each page has a strong colored cartoon at its top, and each adds a moral. I find it a good rendition of the fables with lively cartoons. There are some curiosities here. It is surprising to find a fable pitting the grasshopper, not the mosquito, against a lion (9). Do grasshoppers ever bite? I had not noticed before this title: Field Rat and Town Rat (16). A fable about fishing may want to substitute until for unless in its moral Keep on trying, unless you succeed (19). Our English would not say this title quite that way: Result of a Stupidity (22). I find these stories and pictures well done. This number in the series has a woodcutter, his axe, and a comely female deity on the cover.