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Aesop's Fables

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- Traditional folk stories, myths, and fables from many parts of the world encourage learning about different cultures.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Usborne Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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Confession: For as much as I've studied history and literature, you would think I knew that Aesop was a Greek slave, right? But alas, I didn't remember, and reading this book uncovered why.

Certainly, the stories of Aesop are delightful and have a timeless quality about them, but this particular rendering, like most, is a mess. The problem is a lack of consistency.

Some stories contain references to the Greek gods ("King of the Birds", "How Bees Got Their Stings"). While parents may have some exp
Dec 12, 2011 Lea rated it it was amazing
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These familiar stories are told in a style and syntax that makes them interesting and accessible to children slightly younger than the 6 and up recommendation associated with this listing. My four year old enjoys them.
Aesop's Fables are tales that have morals for children to learn like the boy who cried wolf learned not to cry wolf when there wasn't actually a wolf around.

Written by Anna Milbourne
Illustrated by Linda Edwards
Jan 14, 2009 Tanya rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic! The content is fun to read (and listen to) and full of classic stories. This is one to own for sure! We have it and love it!
May 19, 2012 Gary rated it liked it
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A retelling for children. Nicely written and illustrated.

Enjoyed it, though I've not read the original as yet.
Jan 25, 2010 Yvonne rated it it was amazing
Good stories for bedtime reading! My husband and I took turns reading one (or part of one) story to our son every night before bed.
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Great illustrations make this book a nice resource for teaching fables.
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