. Yohan Publications Inc., . Tokyo, Japan
PA3855.E5 O47 1989 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A book for learning English. There are thirty-one fables with ten simple black-and-white illustrations. At the back is a list of the twenty-two extra words, marked in the text, which the texts absolutely needed but which were not in the basic 1000 word vocabulary. There is also a page of pictures of those animals not illustrated with their texts. FM (38) becomes a better fable, I believe, when as here the story has only one phase. The text thus starts with the mouse wanting to get across the river. I do not remember seeing The Three Wishes (72) presented as a fable. There is a good presentation of The Kite, the Frog and the Mouse (76)-a different fable from FM-using just one frog and one mouse. There is an enjoyable illustration for TMCM (12). I enjoy the ingenious wrapping-paper-cover that Sanseido uses for a book like this.