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Frog Fables and Beaver Tales
(James LorimerJames Lorimor and Co., 1973)
A short beast epic satirizing Canadian politics in the 1970's. The satire seems effective, and the drawings helpful for identifying the characters (like Nixon, the chief eagle).
The City Worm and the Country Worm
(Sesame Street/Golden Press/Western Publishing CompanyWestern Pub. Co. in conjunction with Children's Television Workshop, 1983)
Female Squirmy visits Slimy near Oscar's. From there on the whole book is a mirror-reverse of the traditional TMCM tale. Many of the same factors are operative. The climax comes when a robin attacks in the country, and ...
A wonderful addition to the history of the political fable. Several Aesopic fables are directly alluded to: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, OF, and The Bear and the Bees. The drawings are lively and seem very pointed, ...
Aesop Said So
(Covici Friede, 1936)
One of the most forceful Aesops I know. It took me ten years to find this book after I became acquainted with it at the Milwaukee Public Library. Outspokenly political like Aesop, often vicious. The point comes in the ...
(John Day, 1947)
Aesop really does not figure in here, except that (1) he is quoted in every one of the forty chapters, each of which relates to one trait or virtue; (2) some of the drawings relate to Aesop's stories (like that of the wolf ...
Belling the Tiger
(Harper & Row, 1961)
A delightful kids' picture book. It is a kind of second-generation literature that actually quotes the Aesopic fable. Two mice end up belling a tiger and scaring an elephant and come home stronger mice for it all. ...
Chantefables et Chantefleurs de Robert Desnos
(Editions Gründ, 1995)
This book represents an expansion of an earlier find, 30 Chantefables pour les enfants sages from Gründ in 1944. Let me include some of my comment from that book: The title here is unfortunately creative, at least for our ...
Medicated Fables for Mice & Men
A book about which one can wonder whether it was worth the printing. Three of these less-than-outstanding stories are Aesopic: The City Mouse and Arrowsmith, The Busy Ants and the Lazy Crickets, and GGE.
Adventures in the Big Thicket
(Distributed by Word BooksFocus on the Family, 1990)
Fourteen simple animal tales told in Bayou dialect. Each is followed by an excellent citation from Solomon, which often picks up particulars from the story as well as the story's point. The stories center most around ...
Forensic Fables: Complete Edition
This book relates to two others in the collection. What I write here can surely be refined by those who know the series of books better. A series began with "Forensic Fables" in 1926. "Further Forensic Fables" appeared ...