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Aesop's Fables by Jerry Pinkney
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Dec 08, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: traditional-literature
Read in December, 2009

Grades: 2nd - 4th

This is a nice collection of short fables written by Aesop and reimagined artistically by Jerry Pinkney. The stories are between 1-2 pages in length, standard Times font, so they are easy to read. There is not a lot of variation in the text, but the tales are so short that the young readers will be able to get through several of them very quickly. The lessons are simple to understand, and the stories should not be above comprehension; yet, they would make for great discussion pieces. The artwork is very detailed and expressive. Pinkney uses a lot of color and expressions through his figures body postures and faces. His style is unique and beautiful, and should captivate the eyes as much as the text will captivate the minds. Overall, this is a solid collection of stories for reading aloud and class discussions.

Language Arts/Fine Arts
Lesson Ex:) I would have the kids work on an art project where they would have to create original illustrations for a fable of their choosing out of the book or a fable they made up on their own.

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