A Book of Fables
. Penguin Books Limited . Hammondsworth, Middlesex, and NY ,
PZ8.2.A254 Haw 1942 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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See 1950? Harlequin books for a later issue of this pamphlet. The dealer has assigned this a date of 1942. I do not see it printed anywhere in the booklet. Notice the number of war books offered in the Puffin Picture Books, like War on Land, Great Deeds of the War, and The Battle of Britain. This edition offers on the inside front cover the left-side completion of the MSA picture. The paper is heavier here than there, and so the colored illustrations are of higher quality. I will repeat my pertinent comments from there: A sideways pamphlet of fifteen fables alternating black-and-white and colored pairs of pages. Some fascinating and different details: A boy scout chides the son for riding the donkey. The old man tips the donkey into a duck pond and goes home without it. The happy donkey has a good splash and trots away to the fields. The cow swallows the frog by accident. The hedgehog's arrival forces the fox to declare the grapes sour. New to me: The Cowardly Pig. The best illustration is of the proud bull frog.