Reading Appreciation & Comprehension: Aesop's Fables
. A Jim Coroneos Publication . Rose Bay, N.S.W. ,
LB1573.H68 1998 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book contains 20 Aesop's Fables adapted by the author to give reading practice at a reading age of approximately 6-8 years. The book is about 8: x 11. The twenty fables are handled according to a formula that involves a two-page text, set off by a simple black-and-white illustration or two. A page of questions follows. Here it is a woman who brings a snake in from the cold (31). In DS here, the kind butcher gives this dog one bone a day (49); when the dog loses the bone, he comes back but finds the butcher not willing to give him another one today. The clothing contrast of the mice in TMCM (7) is nicely done. Also good is the illustration of the horse who has to carry not only the donkey's load but the dead donkey's whole body (20)! The answers are placed conveniently in one double-page at the center of this pamphlet. A teacher can simply remove them from the booklet. The back cover, inside and out, presents a huge list of other study books.