The McElderry book of Aesop's fables
Margaret K. McElderry Books, May 31, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
Ancient Aesop swings into the twenty-first century in this bright new collection of twenty-one favorite fables. Here are all the classic tales: the greedy dog who loses his bone to his own reflection in the water; the little mouse who pays back the grand lion in a big, big way; and the shepherd's son who thinks it's a good joke to cry "Wolf!" just to see the villagers come running. And, of course, there's that arrogant hare and his racing partner, the slow but steady tortoise.
Michael Morpurgo's lively language gives each tale a fresh feel that's perfect for reading aloud and sharing. Emma Chichester Clark's radiant illustrations are bursting with bold colors and cheerful characters. Together they have created a modern classic brimming with fun, which children will enjoy reading and laughing over again and again.
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Review: The McElderry Book of Aesop's FablesUser Review - Shannon - Goodreads
Great, colorful pictures and nice, big words for beginning readers to read! Read full review
Review: The McElderry Book of Aesop's FablesUser Review - Amar Pai - Goodreads
At the end of each story Morpurgo tells you what the moral of the story was. eg for the boy who cried wolf it's "Nobody believes a liar even when he tells the truth." But in several cases I felt like ... Read full review