My Favourite Stories: Read & Colour 3
. Angel Publishing House . New Delhi, India
PZ8.2.M953 2003 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This sixteen-page pamphlet is in a series of five titles. Each volume presents nine fables from various sources; the inside front and back covers provide the extra two pages needed. For each fable there is a two-page spread, with the text and a small black-and-white illustration on the left, along with a Phrase of Advice (moral). The right-hand page is a rudimentary full-page line-drawing to color in. FC starts with a garbled runover sentence. The Frog and the Toad is new to me. The two argue about who is more beautiful and then ask a rabbit to judge. He tells them that they are both ugly and should look at themselves in the pond. They do and then agree with him! In The Bull and the Buffalo, the clever bull wants to get rid of the stupid, boring buffalo, and so he departs from him while he is sleeping. The result is that the wolves chase down the bull and kill him. The perplexed buffalo wakes up and goes home alone. I enjoy again here The Hat Seller and the Monkeys. The latter steal his hats while he is sleeping. How can he get them back? He throws his own hat down, and the imitative monkeys all do the same thing!