Usborne Animal Stories for Little Children
. EDC Publishing , Educational Development Corporation: Usborne Books . Tulsa, Oklahoma
PZ10.3.A535 2009 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This large-format (10 x 10) book contains five stories. Two of them are fables: LM and Brer Rabbit and the Blackberry Bush. The other three are How Elephants Lost their Wings; The Little Red Hen; and The Little Giraffe. Each story gets about 25 pages. That length and the large pages here make for a leisurely telling of each of the five tales. Susanna Davidson remains Usborne's writer for Aesop's fables. Frank Endersby illustrates LM here. Louie Stewell joins Davidson on the Brer Rabbit story, which is illustrated by Eva Muszynski. In LM here, a little tail brushed the tip of the lion's nose. He sneezed and awoke. Endersby's best illustration is that of the laughing lion on 40. Text and pictures work together well in the Brer Rabbit story to set fox and rabbit up as sworn enemies. This is the story in which Brer Rabbit pleads to be thrown into the blackberry bush.