All Creatures Great and Small: Bedside Book
. Century 21 Merchandising Limited; World Distributors . London ,
PZ8.2.M786 All 1969 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here are six fables on 45 large-format pages. Authorised edition based on the popular Television Series. The six fables are GA, LM, DLS, DS, TH, and TMCM. The characters have names, like Annie Ant and Griselda Grasshopper. I am not sure that I have seen this moral for GA: When you are having a good time, always be prepared for the bad times which may follow (11). The telling here of LM cleverly uses the lion's afternoon nap first to influence his decision to let the mouse go and then to explain how, right after the nap, he did not notice the trap until he fell into it. In TH, Harry Hare decided to have a little nap before even beginning to run the race (35). One of the best lines in TMCM is Why, you've even got a television, said by the country mouse to the town mouse (41). The large colored illustrations are somewhat predictable. They seem apt enough for a bedside book.