The Miller, His Son, and The Donkey: A Pop-Up Storybook
. Troll Associates: Compass Productions . Mahwah, NJ; Long Beach, CA
PZ8.2.K353 Mi 1990 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A fine pop-up, of the quality I have come to expect from Troll. There are five nicely animated designs. The only phase not represented by a picture is that in which both humans sit on the donkey. Here the crowd's noise frightens the donkey so much that he breaks free and runs away. The miller says to his son: Well, we have lost the donkey, but we've learned that when one tries to please everybody, he pleases none--not even himself. Some of the best movements in the book are secondary, especially of the miller's arm in the first scene and of the donkey's head in the next three.