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Abrar Nari, Rudra Prasad Warrier, and Shane Brown
. Apple Books . Anna Nagar, Chennai, India
PZ8.2.M79 2003 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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"Here is a second reprint of a book already in the collection. I find nothing changed in the book besides that notation facing the title-page. As I wrote about the first printing, there are twenty-seven fables here in a paperback book measuring 4¾" x 7". There is a T of C at the beginning. Each fable gets one full-page black-and-white illustration. "Black-and-white" is not quite accurate, since these illustrations incorporate effective shading. The endearing feature of this book is these cartoon illustrations. They are on the way to something like the cartoons for "Far Side." Notice, e.g., the anger on the face of the farmer as he approaches--with stick in hand--the dog in the manger (10). And for TMCM just following, there are fine expressions on each of the mice's faces (14). Here, as in other recent Indian fable books, the "Jump in Rhodes" story--or something quite like it--is told with a cat as the boaster (23)."