Aesop's Fables: The Dog in a Manger
. Basil Blackwell . Oxford
PZ8.2.J64 Dog 1960 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This sixteen-page pamphlet seems to be in a series with The Wolf and the Dog, for which I had guessed a publication date of 1950. Both use Caxton's text. The telling of the fable is straightforward. The simple illustrations alternate between beige-and-blue duotone and black-and-white. They serve the story well. The story itself is unusually drawn out. The dog goes through several activities, including first confronting a dog threatening to eat his food and later blocking the cows at the barn door. This pamphlet was previously owned by the Ilford Committee for Education, with a connection to Downshall Infants' School Seven Kings. Now the question I asked about the first booklet comes back: Might there be still others in a series with this booklet?