Can the hare really be beaten by the slow-to-go tortoise? Can a frog really get too full of himself? Is it possible for a lowly mouse to save the king of the jungle? These storylines will probably seem familiar to most adults, but little children are not likely to have heard any of Aesop’s fables. This wonderful retelling of seven of Aesop’s most popular tales will help youngsters learn some important life lessons without even knowing they are learning. They will simply be entertained by the fun stories in this big book (approximately 9″X13″), which is perfect for reading aloud one-on-one or to a larger group. The illustrations by Amanda Enright are bright, fun, and filled with wonderful little details to help keep little one’s eyes on the pages and engaged with the story. Susie Brooks’s writing shows a great sense of humor and a style that will speak clearly to her young audience, while still staying close to Aesop’s original messages. This is a book that belongs in every library, personal and public, and also will do well in classrooms from preschool through first or second grade.
|Author||Aesop, Susie Brooks and Amanda Enright|
|Format||Hardcover Picture Book|
|Page Count||149 pages|
|Publisher||Silver Dolphin Books|
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