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AESOP'S FOX by Aki Sogabe


adapted by Aki Sogabe & illustrated by Aki Sogabe

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-15-201671-6
Publisher: Harcourt

Brief encounters result in lasting lessons in this compilation and retelling of several well-known fables. As Fox moves through the forest in search of food he learns the value of thinking before acting, being prepared, resisting flattery, and practicing humility and caution. Bold, cut-paper illustrations in shades of brown and green show Fox as he meets Rooster, Boar Crow, Leopard, Lion, Rabbit, Deer, Donkey, and Raccoon, every one of whom has a nugget of wisdom to impart. Sogabe seamlessly weaves the various tales together, providing a persuasive introduction to the works of Aesop that even very young children will understand and relish. (Picture book. 5-8)