Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Tortoise and Other Animal Stories
. Bloomsbury Children's Books , Bloomsbury Publishing Plc . London
PZ8.2.G75 Ha 2000 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Apparently identical with a hardbound version from 1999. Eighteen fables in an oversized version for the very young. Bendall-Brunello's work is aptly described here as jaunty. It reminds me a bit of Quentin Blake. Grindley's text is lively. It uses repetition effectively: The hare snickered, then he sniggered, then he snorted, then he couldn't help himself and burst out laughing... (8). Most fables get a two-page spread. Longer fables include LM and TMCM. The crow has a worm in FC (18). This version lets the jackdaw, who had painted himself white, rejoin his fellows after he grows new feathers (22). The pictures in The Fox and the Goat match each other perfectly (26). The two friends in TB are young boys on bicycles (38). The boy left with the bear trembles, shudders, and throws himself to the ground with the bear in front of him. This bear is dumb! The piece of meat in the water in DS is twice as big as the dog's own (40).