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Aesop's Fables

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  142 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
The Hare and the Tortoise. The Lion and the Mouse. The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Jackdaw and the Borrowed Plumage. For generations, these titles and scores of others have been synonymous with the best in the timeless literature of childhood. Although he was probably as mythical as the tales attributed to him, the legendary name of Aesop has been associated for thousands of y ...more
Hardcover, Classic Illustrated Edition, 96 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Chronicle Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Kelly Haacke
Apr 03, 2015 Kelly Haacke rated it really liked it
I chose the book "Aesop's Fables" By Russell Ash. This collection of folklore has many famous and classical folklores for children including, "The Hare and the Tortoise", "The Boy who Cried Wolf", "The Lion and the Mouse" and many more. I gave this book a rating of 4 out of 5 because the language of each story was short and simple, making it very easy for children to understand. I also like the fact that for each folktale it was only a half of page, making it short and to the point, with a pictu ...more
Rebecca Catlett
Oct 20, 2011 Rebecca Catlett rated it really liked it
For my folklore review I chose Aesop’s Fables. It has many tales in the book but my favorite is The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. It is about a town mouse who visits a country mouse. The town mouse thinks the country mouse is eating poorly so he invites him to his house to eat. When they both arrive there is a big dinner for them on a table so they begin to eat. All of a sudden a stranger walks in and the two mice run off. After the stranger leaves the two mice go back to the table when anot ...more
Oct 24, 2011 Jacki rated it really liked it
Aesop's Fables: A Classic Illustrated Edition is a folklore book intended for Primary and Intermediate readers.

The book contains a collection of various fables which can be enjoyed by children of various ages. As is the case with all fables, animals talk and lessons are learned.

This particular collection of fables is nicely done and includes colorful pictures with each fable. The plot and themes are classic and children will not only enjoy the individual stories, but they may learn something too
Janice Villwock
Dec 10, 2009 Janice Villwock rated it really liked it
K-4th Read aloud/independent reading
This edition of Aesop's Fables has a selection of fables with 40 color illustrations and 20 black and white. There are introduction pages before the fables, a source page for the illustrations and an acknowledgment page. Most of the fables in this book feature an animal and all contain a moral at the end. Children will appreciate the short length of the fables instead of being drawn out. The sentences vary in length and the typeset would be easy for children t
Brennan Wieland
Jan 11, 2011 Brennan Wieland rated it really liked it
It appears that even though many of these fables are accredited to Aesop, many of them may not actually have been written by him. Either way, these fables continue to be developed and adapted to each author's style.
Out of the many fables of this books, I read "The Singing Crow", and "The Fox and the Goat". All of these fables are short and to the point, with these two being no exception. Even though they are short, they all teach a lesson. In "The Singing Crow" the lesson was to beware of those
Skylar Burris
Mar 22, 2016 Skylar Burris rated it liked it
Shelves: classics
I read most of these as a child, and I am in the process of reading them to my daughter now, out of the Children's Illustrated Library (I don't have this specific version, but I could not find that one to log.) I think it's important to read them as a matter of cultural literacy (to have the cultural vocabulary--slow and steady wins the race; sour grapes; etc.), but as stories in and of themselves, they aren't precisely mesmerizing. For a child, however, they are short and to the point, and they ...more
Dani Paiz
This was my first introduction to reading Aesop's Fables. I remember hearing some of Aesop's fables when I was growing up, like "The Tortoise and the Hare" but I do not ever remember reading them. I was surprised how short his fables are. This was a cute book, and every fable had a moral at the end of it. This would be good for narrative skill, and print awareness. I'd recommend it for ages 0-6.
Mar 05, 2016 Avd.Reader rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book of fables ever. I love the illustrations of Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane (The Baby's Own Aesop), Randolph Caldecott, and Alexander Calder. This not just any book of fables. It is an art lover's edition. If you like fables and art you want this book.
Jan 27, 2012 Débora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
As fábulas que todos conhecemos, numa edição muito bonita com ilustrações de calibre. A montanha que pariu um rato, a lebre e a tartaruga, a cigarra e a formiga e o burro em pele de leão são pequenas histórias com morais deliciosas que nos acompanham no dia-a-dia sem nunca perderem expressão. Vale sempre a pena recordá-las!
Jun 06, 2012 Jason rated it really liked it
Exquisite illustrations paired with clear and consistent but sometimes painfully-stilted tellings of these familiar tales. The stories are upright and respectable, and their morals are fine, but neither of my daughters are really that excited about them; this is a book I read them because *I* want to.
Feb 26, 2009 Cj rated it really liked it
This book talks about different stories dealing with morals of societies everyday life experiences. It has good illustrations for children to view or gain an idea sense of what/where our morals come from. I really liked how each story matched the moral staying, example would be the "
Jun 21, 2013 Kat rated it really liked it
The Classic Illustrated format works fabulously for this collection. The short, one-paragraph versions of the classic stories lend themselves well to the variety of artistic styles.
Sep 02, 2009 April rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Dawson
It was neat to read this for the historical aspect but more than a few of these were kind of hard to follow, or at least find the moral. It was kind of like reading the Dao.
Aug 25, 2011 Jenette rated it it was amazing
Complete book, read to my kids, had a great discussion with them on the meaning of the fable and what the moral means. Great wisdom for life.
Mildly entertaining, but I feel I have a better moral compass having read these tales.
Sella Malin
Feb 22, 2008 Sella Malin rated it liked it
I love his fables. Another thing I read for English in third grade.
Amy Williams
Feb 13, 2014 Amy Williams rated it liked it
great story's with stupid and pointless meaning
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Russell Ash is best known for his annual 'The Top Ten of Everything' and other popular reference works, but he is also the author of numerous humour titles. His extensive research work encompasses biographical studies and genealogy.
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