. Penguin Books . London
PR6054.A35 R38 1990 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The cover, apparently on a trash can, displays this: Warning: Unsuitable for Small People. The fifteen rhymes are typical of Dahl: iconoclastic, lively, and risqué. Blake's illustrations live up to the challenge of the verse. For a short sample, try A Hand in the Bird on 17. TH (18-29) is the one fable parodied here. The race here grows out of a plot by the tortoise to get rid of the hare that has been eating in his favorite field. The tortoise has a rat mechanic install an engine inside his shell. But the rat is of course a rat and immediately informs the hare of the tortoise's scheme. First published by Jonathan Cape in 1989.