Little Book of Fables
. Groundwood Books, $8.95 (126pp) ISBN 978-0-88899-573-5
Little Book of Fables by Veronica Uribe, trans. by Susan Ouriou, illus. by Constanza Bravo, is the third in the Little Books series, featuring a pint-size trim and tales from around the world. In this collection of 20 fables, 15 are by Aesop, and an endnote describes the remaining authors' contributions. The fables run from the familiar (The Tortoise and the Hare) to the more obscure (The Two Friends and the Bear). A dramatic, meticulously crafted full-page scene in pen-and-ink and watercolor wash opens each fable, and Bravo's spot illustrations as lead-in and fade-out create additional interest. .
Reviewed on: 08/02/2004