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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]
The Crow and the Pitcher
This thirsty crow has already visited fen and canal in the search for water. The crow wisely first tries to push the pitcher over, but it does not move. Sometimes we can find the answers by using our heads. [x]
The Magic Sword
Again, the story is new to me. A chameleon finds a magic sword. On the strength of his having it, the animals make him king. An elephant arrives and asks if the chameleon knows how to use it, When he is told no, he ...
The Fox And The Stork
This booklet has some of the sharpest color illustrations in the whole series. I wonder about the understanding of the fable when I read that the stork serves soup in jars and drinks her own from her jar.
The Wicked Elephant
New to me. After the wicked elephant ruthlessly kills the young of two birds, they turn to their friends--the bees, the porcupines, and the crickets--for help. The bees blind the elephant, and the porcupines sting the ...
The Tiger and the Girl
This is a transformed version of an Aesopic fable. Here a tiger sees the daughter of a woodcutter and falls in love with her as he pursues her home. She rejects him utterly, but his father promises marriage if the tiger ...
The Bat in War
There is a great illustration of why there could be a war between the strong animals and the weak birds. As the text reads But the birds can fly..., the illustration shows a bird making droppings on the head of a monkey! ...