POP-UP AESOP by John Harris

POP-UP AESOP

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Five fables, four of them not the usual chestnuts, get modern-sounding retellings—“A wolf had worked up a big appetite and was looking for a snack. . . . ”—further enlivened by an array of moving eyes, nodding heads, figures that leap up as the spread opens and morals on pull-out slides. Brown conveys the generally cheery spirit here with busy, modernist scenes featuring loud colors, flat perspectives and purple animals. Introduced by a grandfatherly-looking Aesop in sandals and eyeglasses, and closing with a spinner that invites children to select animals and morals to create fables of their own, this makes a refreshing, unconventional introduction to these ancient tales, which all too often sound stodgy to modern ears. (Folktales. 5-8)

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 2005
ISBN: 0-89236-814-4
Page count: 12pp
Publisher: Getty Publications
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2005




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