The Aesop for Children
"Don't be a dog in the manger." "Sour grapes!" "He took the lion's share." "She's blowing hot and cold on this topic." "He's a wolf in sheep's clothing."
If you get the full nuances of any of those, chances are you were exposed to Aesop's Fables. And if you don't, it's n ...more
1. The illustrations are fantastic. Almost every fable has a picture be it small or large enough to fill the page.
2. Excellent retelling of the fables. Not dumbed down in any way. The language is fairly challenging, but my 5 and 6 year olds understood it without difficulty. I did edit the word "a*s" and said donkey. While I have no problem with the word used in this context it just wasn't a word I wanted them repeating over and over again. A ...more
I think this is a great book for all children to read because it frames important life lessons into simple stories for all ages to understand and enjoy. I loved reading all of stories and i would give this book to any child to read for fun or for learning ...more
Fable - The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf
This is from a compilation book directed toward elementary-age children, probably about 3rd grade through middle school age.
This is probably one of Aesop’s most well-known fables, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Our tale, told simply, is about a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to run through the town crying “wolf, wolf!”, then watch and laugh at the townspeople as they drop ...more
Moral: The trickster is easily tricked
This fable made a fool out of the trickster fox once again. The fox spots a rooster in a tree, and thinks he found an easy meal by telling it all animals have decided to be friends and forget their differences. The rooster pulls a fast one right back at the fox by yelling out, oh let us invite those dogs that are running this way! The fox is afraid of getting eaten and runs away. The trickster character always seems to assume their plan i ...more
Stories from The Aesop for Children is a delightful, albeit simple digital version of a physical book. Many of the detailed illustrations originally drawn by Milo Winter are made interactive in this version; frogs croak, "The Frogs and the Ox,"cats creep, "Belling the Cat,"and birds chirp, "The Fox and the Grapes." Compared with contemporary digital books, this book's interactivity seems limited.
Reflection: This book is great for the imagination. It gets children thinking about why things happen and how we can learn from experiences.
Fables, animals, fantasy, morals
I also now have a jacket-less hardcover that is beautiful from Dalmation Press. When I search the ISBN it comes up with a Mother Goose, so that is odd. I guess they reused it? This version that I have added has a fairy, a rose and some other animals on top, but it is also illustrated by Milo Winter. I'll try to remember to take a photo to upload, as I couldn't find one online when I searched.
Newly added App from LOC with interactive features.
Written by Milo Winter and Aesop, illustrated by Milo Winter, published by Children's Press, 1985.
Summary: A collection of 112 classic moral stories originally written or told by Aesop.
Response: It's great to have all of these stories in one place and the illustrations are help tell the story for young readers. Some of the language may be difficult for students to understand and would require some explanation.
Possible Units: Character Education
Let's just say that if I could I would rate it with 10 stars ;)
One of those book you never forget !!!
Recommended age: 4+