Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Grapes
. Parragon: The Complete Works . Bath, UK
PZ8.2.R36 Fx 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. This must be the longest telling of FG that I have read! This expansive version has time for the fox to chase bunnies and squirrels. Both failures give him a chance to use the logic that he will employ vis-à-vis the grapes later on. Who cares about a bunch of silly bunnies? His being frightened by a passing hay-wagon seems to have less thematic relation to the story. Eight pages in this little book are then dedicated to the fox's leaping.