Fun Fables! Traditional Stories
. Pearson Education Ltd: Addison Wesley Longman Australia . Harlow, Essex
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Here is an extra copy of this large-format pamphlet. This is a large-formatted 32-page pamphlet offering six traditional fables. A Note to the Reader at the beginning makes clear that the fables have been retold here in a very fun way, using comic strips. The shepherd boy in BW thinks that it would be exciting if a wolf were to come. He does not reveal the trick to the people, but rather laughs alone. By the third time, the villagers are angry and suspicious. The fox in FG tries climbing a ladder, throwing stones, hitting the grapes with a stick, lassoing them, hitting them with a slingshot, and jumping at them with car seat springs. Look Before You Leap is Aesop's The Fox in the Well and the Goat. The fox here gives the goat no foreknowledge of his leap. Worst Friend or Best Enemy is Aesop's TB. One of the two travelers pushes the other to the ground before he climbs the tree. AL is identified as having come from Aulus Gellius. The moral here is a bit surprising: Always take time to do a good deed, even when in a tight corner yourself. In AG, as the ant family gathers around the dinner table, mother ant closes the discussion about the grasshopper's death (his tombstone is clear outside the window) by saying Well, we gave him a nice funeral! Little animal characters make good comments around the action throughout the comic strips. There is a one-page glossary on the inside back cover.