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Aesop's Fables

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  73 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
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Touched with passion, humor, & life, here are Aesop's wonderful animals & the messages of their feats & foibles, illustrated in beautiful full-color paintings. Includes "The Fox & the Grapes," "The Hare & the Tortoise," others. 10" x 13". All ages

Brad Sneed brings his zany and creative talen
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 9th 2004 by Dial Books for Young Readers (first published September 29th 2003)
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Brandi S
Sep 28, 2013 Brandi S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute book with brilliant illustrations. Obviously, it is a collection of fables, so it incorporated animals to teach moral lessons and demonstrate universal truths; however, it did include some that I was not familiar with. For example, in "The Stag and the Pool," we learn to appreciate the plain and practical. This lesson is taught by introducing a stag as he was admiring his beautiful set of antlers in the water's reflection while wishing aloud that his long, lean legs were nearly a ...more
Holly Sandefer
Aesop's fables are short tales with great morals. Each tale is written in a story format with a moral provided at the end. This collection would be a nice addition while trying to teach students about specific life skills.

This book is appropriate for any grade.
Sarah Snyder
This book was not my favorite. I liked how the fables were short. The illustrations were ok as well.
Oct 26, 2014 Peacegal rated it liked it
Wonderful illustrations, but I didn't really like the insertion of modern slang into the fables.
Illustrated by Brad Sneed. Pros: A great collection of Aesop's famous fables. Beautifully illustrated. At the end of each fable, the moral of the story is clearly stated. Con: Each fable is put onto one page, so alot of them are very long with only one illustration to go with each story. Spreading the fable out among several pages would help some of the younger readers/listeners be able to follow the story better.
Dec 06, 2010 Lita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is consisted of a collection of short stories that teach life lessons. One story that is pretty well known is that of The Tortoise and the Hare. The moral of the story is that slow and steady wins the race.
Emily Hamstra
Jul 20, 2012 Emily Hamstra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book provides many retelling's of Aesop's Fables. These fables include "a moral of the story" which is a great way to discuss it with children at the end. It's an easy introduction to Aesop.
A charming retelling in modern language of 15 of Aesop's tales. Each tale takes just a single page with a single illustration.

A great introduction to these tales for young readers.
Sarah M.
Apr 26, 2011 Sarah M. rated it really liked it
This as a lot of stories that have different themes. This stories are ones that I've heard going up in many different ways. The book can be repeatedly throughout the year with a classroom.
Sharlet Mullen
Feb 05, 2013 Sharlet Mullen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: folklore
this books pictures are very dark. there is a wonderful message at the end of each fable. "Be careful what you wish for" "no act of mercy, however small, is ever wasted"
Linda Lipko
What a humorous spin the author gives to animals, rendering them human like. The illustrations are also lovely.
Feb 26, 2009 Ollie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is written in contempory language and is such a treat. It is well written and beautifully illustrated.
Dec 06, 2007 Carillisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Aesop's Fables and this particular version has fabulous pictures to go along with the classic tales.
Richard Guinn
Feb 21, 2013 Richard Guinn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good. A little different than I remember.

Retold and illustrated by Brad Sneed.
Dec 05, 2010 Hanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful illustrations, great morals, and very cute. Aesop's Fables is just plain good.
Mar 28, 2013 Cara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice compilation of fables with their morals plainly listed below.
A book with meaningful messages. A great addition for the classroom.
Erica Hendrickson
Feb 21, 2013 Erica Hendrickson rated it it was ok
Shelves: folklore
Each story is about a paragraph with the moral stated at the end.
Miss  greatest
this is a good book it teaches a lot of life lessons
Dec 05, 2010 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aesop's Fables are great moral stories.
Good illustrations
Aug 22, 2010 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very cute!!
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