Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-11-15
Publisher(s): HarperCollins Publications
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Fanciful, pleasant and concise fables  March 28, 2011
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this textbook contains A collection of new fables using animals as characters and complete with little morals at the end of each one. There are all sorts of animals getting into all kinds of predicaments. The best thing about this textbook is that a kid doesn't have to sit down for very long to read the whole thing. Each fable is exactly one page, so it would be easy to just sit down and read a few if there isn't much time. I like the use of animals because it's traditional and fun for kids. The illustrations are hysterically funny as well.

Fables: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


An Americanized Aesop with excellent illustrations. Caldecott Medal winner, 1981.

Asked to create a new edition of Aesop's Fables, Arnold Lobel tried and failed to do so. He disliked the moralistic tone in them and so returned the advance. However, the fable format was firmly affixed in his head and so he created these one page tongue-in-cheek fables..

'Short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals. . . . The droll illustrations, with tones blended to luminescent shading, are complete and humorous themselves.' -- Association of Library Service to Children, ALA.

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