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Selection of illustrated funny children's stories written by Julian Defries and beautifully illustrated by Katy Dynes and Diana Defries. There are three stories including, 'The Pinstriped Panda' about a Panda who decides to leave the jungle and seek a career in the city. A moral tale of greed we could all do well to learn from. 'The Ghostly Bear' about a small bear's frigh ...more
Paperback, 1, 48 pages
Published September 12th 12 by Future Creative
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Daffney
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Julian Defries’s charming collection of children’s tales, Friesop’s Fables is a fun and whimsical read for kids and adults alike. The first story, and my personal favorite, “The Pinstripe Panda,” is the tale of an ambitious panda that leaves the bamboo forest and forges a successful career in business; however, the Panda soon learns that financial success isn’t what makes life worthwhile. Written in lively verse, tales such as “The Ghostly Bear” and “Santa’s Verdict” teach children important les ...more
Harriet Carter
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Friesops Fables is now a firm bedtime favourite in my house. Beautifully ‘drawn’ both in words and pictures. One of the stories is an analogy of a business panda seeking to ‘corner the market’ in bamboo, comparing him to the power hungry, wealth obsessed, businessmen we are all too familiar with. Very relevant to today’s world.
Blaise Eby
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
I won this on a First Reads, Goodreads giveaway. The story is definitly for young audiences but lost the attention of the kid i babysit.
Julian Defries
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Selection of illustrated funny children's stories written by Julian Defries and beautifully illustrated by Katy Dynes and Diana Defries. There are three stories including, 'The Pinstriped Panda' about a Panda who decides to leave the jungle and seek a career in the city. A moral tale of greed we could all do well to learn from. 'The Ghostly Bear' about a small bear's fright in the woods but his fears turn out to be unfounded! and finally 'Santa's Verdict' a Christmas a tale about Santa making hi ...more
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A good and teaching book)
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Fantastic book.
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Julian Defries has had many picture books published to date and is recognised for his quirky humorous style. He began working life in the mid 1970's as a junior in an art studio, supplying artwork for the advertising industry. This led to a career as a creative and ultimately many roles and successes as a Creative Director. His first paperback children's books were launched in 1997 receiving posit ...more
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