Save for a few illustrated famous poems, these are all of Thurber's latest New Yorkerana, fables in modern dress -- and nimble nonsense. Most of the familiar Aesop ones are there with a fairy tale and a few Thurber originals thrown in for good measure. In each case there is a modern variation of the old story, with ironic perrsion of familiar truths -- and some neat pun morality lines. You know him, you like him -- or you don't. We do.