Mice, Morals, & Monkey Business: Lively Lessons From Aesop's Fables
. Running Press Kids . Philadelphia and London ,
PZ8.2.W776 Mic 2005 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a bold, impressive book with very strong and simple wood engravings. Fables are not told. Instead, each fable gets a two-page spread. On one page is a moral and a title, e.g.: Necessity is the mother of invention. The Crow and the Pitcher. Facing it is a strong, simple illustration, here of a crow ready to drop a pebble into a pitcher. After about twenty-two such spreads, the stories are told, two to a page, with a much smaller rendition of the single illustration for that fable. Particularly strong among the illustrations are DS; WSC; The Flies and the Honey Pot; The Dolphins, the Whales, and the Sprat; and FG. This is a beautiful book!