. Magic Wagon: ABDO Group . Edina, MN ,
PZ8.2.F52 Ae 2012 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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There are forty-three chapters in this 5¾ x 8 book, each presenting an Aesopic fable. About a quarter of the fables are illustrated with either a full page or a half-page black-and-white illustration. I am frankly surprised to see a children's book these days using black-and-white illustrations! One of the best of the illustrations is FG (13), but the cover gives a better colored rendition of this good scene. Another good illustration shows the farmer trying unsuccessfully to make peace with the snake which he has offended (50). A final good illustration takes a different view of a frequently presented scene by presenting the donkey in a lion's skin face-on. We see the mane around a donkey's face (56). Check out The Fox and the Cat (93). This story may be unusually well told.