Books by Aesop

AESOP'S FABLES by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by West, illustrated by Ayano Imai
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"An assortment of fables fabulously illustrated and strikingly presented. (Picture book/fables. 3-7)"
Is there any way to make a collection of Aesop's fables feel fresh? Read full book review >
THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE by Aesop
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A visual stunner. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this splendid retelling of Aesop's familiar fable, a country mouse leaves his bucolic existence to sample the glitz and glam of the city, only to discover there's absolutely no place like home. Read full book review >
AESOP'S FABLES by Aesop
Released: June 1, 2012

"Next to the magisterial pop-up Aesop's Fables of Kees Moerbeck et al. (2011), not to mention the plethora of livelier non–pop-up collections, an also-ran. (Pop-up/fables. 6-8)"
Seven fables are blandly retold, accompanied by unambitious pop-ups likely to spark only fleeting moments of attention from readers. Read full book review >
AESOP'S TALES by Aesop
by Aesop, developed by Progetto Rosetta, adapted by Gerardo Casanova, translated by Emma Hedley
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 4, 2012

"It's a mess, riddled with typos, botched wording and grating sound cues. The moral here is obvious: The person who fails to steer clear of this app will find much to regret. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Shoddy, sloppy and badly translated, this collection of five fables is as baffling as it is crude. Read full book review >
MR. AESOP'S STORY SHOP by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Bob Hartman, illustrated by Jago
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

""Sticking to your goals may bring more success than being lazy with your talents." (Fables. 5-9)"
"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell." Read full book review >
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE by Aesop
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 6, 2011

"Plenty of superficial child appeal, but the writer and the illustrator remain deservedly cloaked in anonymity. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
Bright, busy and oh-so-bland cartoons positively festooned with touch-activated effects carry this newly rhymed version of the classic fable. Read full book review >
HARE AND TORTOISE by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Marmaduke Park, illustrated by Umesh Shukla, developed by Auryn Inc.
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 9, 2011

"Too quickly over, but an altogether engaging version of a classic bit of common literary currency. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
An arch 19th-century version of the fable, sans explicit moral, is paired to illustrations of silhouette figures flexed in lively ways by barred "Scanimation"-type screens. Read full book review >
WILD FABLES by Aesop
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 24, 2011

"It's an admirable effort with more tales promised for future release; the whole thing could stand to be a little wilder, though. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
A small but growing set of Aesop's fables are collected in this app and given a too-literal, but serviceable reworking. Read full book review >
THE RABBIT AND THE TURTLE by Aesop
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

In this freshened-up reissue of Twelve Tales from Aesop (1980), the art goes to full-page and is reprinted in bright, glowing colors, while the familiar fables have been rearranged and given explicit morals. Read full book review >
AESOP'S FABLES by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Anne Gatti, illustrated by Safaya Salter
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The publisher doesn't identify the adapter, and there's no comment on her sources. (Folklore. 6+)"
 Fifty-eight economically retold fables, many of them relatively unfamiliar. Read full book review >