Fussy Heron: A Fable by La Fontaine
La Fontaine, Jean de
. Harcourt Achieve . Austin, TX
PZ8.2.R363 Fu 2007 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Originally published (in 1957?) by Cengage Learning, Australia. This is a 16-page pamphlet featuring double-page spreads of remarkably detailed colored illustrations. This version stresses the vanity of the heron, who finds his reflection in the water very beautiful. He first rejects fish with spots. Then he rejects tiny fish. When he gets hungry, an old frog tells him Heron, you are too fussy! You let the best fish swim away. The frog laughs and laughs when the heron is reduced to eating a little snail.