La Fontaine, Jean de
. API Limited . Ottawa
PZ8.2.A52 Ck 1992 (Fable Collection, Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library)
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Here is, I think, a first for my collection. A book that I had already had in French appears here in English. Of course, this is perfectly natural for a book from Ottawa. Even things like the price and the typeface are the same. I will repeat most of what I offered by way of comment on the French version. There are just two fables in this large hardbound children's book: WS and TT. The texts are simplified prose versions of La Fontaine. The text pages are surrounded by animals, and in the illustrations the main characters are surrounded by onlooking birds and animals. The stork is dressed up as a nurse, and the two ducks are dressed in vests. Perhaps the most unusual feature of this rather standard children's book is the way it hides information about itself. Besides the person who owns the copyright (Is Astrid Anand perhaps the artist?), the only tracking information we are given is a phone number. My presumption of the meaning of Imprimé aux É.-U. is confirmed here; it does mean Printed in the USA.