Aesop's Fables: Town Mouse and Country Mouse
. Parragon: The Complete Works . Bath, UK
PZ8.2.R36 Tw 2003 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an updated version of the 2001 Bright Sparks edition. The book no longer makes reference to a place for The Complete Works, as it had there. The covers have lost one complexifying element in their design: a section near the spine done in a solid color and featuring mention of Bright Sparks. The title-page and the spine now have a P that they did not have before. The story is the same, and so I repeat my comment from there. The cartoon-work is fun here. Still, I wonder how successful Gardner is in depicting Town Mouse. His image does not fit with the text's description that his whiskers were fancy and elegant. In town, Country Mouse gets a tummy ache from all the rich food he has eaten. A woman with a broom and a cat threaten the two mice. Country Mouse stays one night in town but is too unhappy to sleep. He tries hard not to cry.