This is a work-horse book, one that will be a tool for your work with children. -Storyteller.net
Animals don't talk but they appear in fables to tell us about our very human selves. This classic collection of whimsical stories is told simply with wit that appeals to children of all ages. Whimsical stories from this collection include Aesop Fables such as "The Sick Lion and the Sly Fox" and "The Rabbits and the Frog" along with unique adaptations of stories from a wide spread of cultures such as "The Fussy Mouse" and "How Momma Mouse Confused the Cat." At the end of each fable, the authors offer "The Moral of the Story" to help guide student interpretation. They also noted that their goals for the book were to make sure that the stories could be easily integrated into lesson plans by teachers, meanwhile simplifying the stories to make them fun for students to read aloud in class and to retell in their own words. In reading these tales, the lessons of many cultures are passed along and wisdom is shared. Young readers will be highly engaged and entertained by the fools, tricksters, and clever characters who appear in these timeless stories. These Aesop fables will also teach young readers the importance of citizenship, trustworthiness and caring.
About the Author
Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss Bio: Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss have collaborated to write more than 15 children's books. Their work has received numerous awards including Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, Parents' Choice Award, National Parenting Publications Awards, Anne Izard Award and Storytelling World Award. Mitch and Martha retell stories from around the world in their unique, conversational manner so that children can easily understand and enjoy these timeless tales. From their home in Ithaca, New York, they have traveled the world since 1980 sharing their passion for folktales and storytelling with children of all ages.
Baird Hoffmire Bio: Baird Hoffmire is an animator, illustrator, graphic designer and exhibiting artist. He resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his beautiful wife, Jane and his equally lovely daughters, Sadie and Harper. With a BFA in Illustration from Western Carolina University and a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta, Baird has been working as a professional artist for over ten years. His illustrations in Story Cove picture books and animated stories have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of children around the world. Besides painting, illustrating books and spending time with his family, Baird loves to play basketball.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was looking forward to reading the fables and their lessons, but this book was lacking. There were few if any illustrations. They were black and white drawings that would not interest children which is the target for this book. The fables were simplistic and did not really have a hook to them. The good thing about this book was the resources and suggestions for parents and teachers on using fables to teach lessons as well as writing your own. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.