Holton-Curry Readers: The Second Reader
Curry, Charles Madison
Holton, Martha Adelaide
Page, Mina Holton
. Rand McNally & Company . Chicago
PE1117.H74 1914 2nd reader (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Six fables are told. The Cat, the Monkey, and the Chestnuts (13) has the monkey eating the chestnuts while the cat cries from her burns. Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating (16) has a caught mouse telling the cat that she must wash her face before eating him. After he runs away, she decides in the future to eat first and wash afterwards. GA (24) labels Grasshopper Green as foolish from the start. When the cold weather comes, Grasshopper Green is cold and hungry, but the wise little ant is glad. There is no asking for food or denying it. In DS (53) the dog jumps into the brook, wanting both bones. Each of these stories is listed as an Old Fable. In Stoning the Frogs (131), a man coming along, not one of the frogs, chides the boys. It is listed as an Old Tale. Lastly, listed as A Fable, comes CP (148), told in standard fashion. Each of these stories has a nice Richardson illustration in black and two other colors (roughly grape and brown). Good condition, except that the very first page is apparently missing; this page would have matched the inside covering of the front cover.