Fables

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Harper Collins, Sep 7, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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'Short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals. . . . The droll illustrations, with tones blended to luminescent shading, are complete and humorous themselves.' -- Association of Library Service to Children, ALA.

 

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Fables is a cute book to teach valuable life lessons. The illustrations are amazing and go perfectly with each little story. My favorite lesson had to be that of the fox and the two ducks. It reminds ... Read full review

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Author and illustrator Arnold Lobel brings richness to the art of folktales as this book holds twenty unique tales about crocodiles, ducks and foxes, lions and beetles, and hens and apple trees to mention only a few. Each narrative story is unique and humorous, and an important message about life is shared at the end of the each tale. The lessons in life are significant but presented in an engaging way as children can relate to each character and their troubles or thoughts in each tale. The illustrations capture of richness of the tale’s message as vibrant colors are used and the hand drawn pictures bring the tale to life. The details of each illustration also capture reader’s attention and support the message of the tale.  

Contents

THE CROCODILE IN THE BEDROOM
THE HEN AND THE APPLE TREE II
MADAME RHINOCEROS AND HER DRESS
THE PELICAN AND THE CRANE 35
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About the author (1983)

Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) was the award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved children's books, including the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables.

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