Fables (Spine: Aesop's Fables)
. Los Libros Más Pequeños del Mundo . Lima, Peru
Aesop et al
PZ8.2.F346 2010 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
Aesop et al
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This may be the most engaging miniature fable book I have seen. Every page involves some color, and there are 435 pages. Some ninety-two fables are listed in the closing T of C. Every fable gets a two-page spread for its main illustration; only the last story, TH, seems not to get one of these spreads. One of the most engaging of these also occurs on the back cover: the fox lounges in the well as though on a raft in a swimming pool, while the goat looks down in envy (24-25). Good WC on 68-69! Enjoy the fly ready to die on 152-53. The visual artist on 198-99 specifies as the tail the part of the beaver that the beaver cuts off when he can no longer outrun his pursuers. This translation may also have been done by a non-English speaker: when he is discovered and chased to cut him the parts…. Good DS on 272-73. This little book shows its colorful nature on the edges of its pages before one even opens it. It has a ribbed outer spine and ribbon bookmarker. It seems to be the second fable book I have found that was printed in Peru.