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The Old Man and His Donkey
(Bō̜risat ʻAksarāphiphat, 1990)
MSA. This sometimes pink, sometimes purple, sometimes orange donkey with the multi-colored and differently-colored mane seems to me to be from the flower-child generation. Otherwise the story runs along the usual paths. [x]
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Different: G and A are friends singing together every day. There is a bad sentence early in the story: Rainy is coming, let us taking food and preparing our resident. The bad time for the grasshopper is not winter but ...
The Lion and the Mouse
As with The Fox and the Monkey, this title-page has no background stripes. On the moral page of almost all booklets, an owl accompanies the saying. Here it is a little critter of unknown genus wearing a baseball cap. [x]
The Boy and the Wolf
The shepherd is Jimmy. Perhaps the best illustration is the lively one for They went back with angry. He fools the men twice and cannot attract them for the genuine, third wolf attack. [x]
The Lion and the Hare
Not only does this lion have blue cheeks, but the bunny he chases is blue too! A snail desperately moves out of the lion's way near the middle of the story. This booklet contains one of the wildest language goofs: The ...
The Birds and the Rhinoceros
This story is new to me, though its pattern is typical for a whole set of fable stories. The rhinoceros knocks one nest after another out of trees by ramming them. One set of birds (the red birds here) counsels resistance. ...
The Treasure in the Field
The biggest surpises in this presentation come on its last page. This moral page is accompanied not by the usual owl but by one of the boys and some wheat-plants taken from the story. The moral seems to me less strong ...
The Fox and the Grapes
One of the few fables in this series narrated consistently in the past. This fox has just come from some bad times: he has just missed catching a rabbit and has been chased by a farmer from some chickens. This may be ...
The Fox and the Crow
One additional extra copy is a gift of Jon Lindseth, January, '95, one of the two gifts he sent that made me aware of the existence of these books. This crow has a red beak! The fox, though artistically not excellent, ...
The Farmer and His Magic Goose
The desire to buy a big house moves this farmer and his wife to look for many golden eggs at once. The story is well broken down into many one-line components. [x]