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The Ant and the Grasshopper
From the Set Aesop's Fables
A busy ant spends all her time preparing for winter, while a lazy grasshopper enjoys the sunshine and summer warmth. When the cold winds begin to blow and food becomes scarce, the hungry grasshopper regrets his wasteful ways.
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A noteworthy review of Aesop's Fables from School Library Journal on January 1, 2010
The large, easy-to-read font in these editions of the popular fables make them good choices for assignments. The clean layout features white-framed text on the verso and dark-framed pictures on the recto. The morals are on the covers as well as at the beginning and end of the texts. Notes about Aesop and fables in general appear at the back of each book. The anthropomorphic animals are dressed appropriately for the season and their character types (city versus country, etc.). Although new no ground is broken here, these books are serviceable additions.
A noteworthy review of Aesop's Fables from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2009
Classic Greek literature that has proved both popular and relevant generation after generation down through the centuries is best exemplified by the collection of stories known as ’Aesop’s Fables’. More than being simple entertainments, each anthropomorphic tale carried a special moral that was unique accessible and understanding. Now eight of these timeless tales have been retold by Graham Percy for the delight and edification of children preschool through the third grade. The individual 32-page titles come with a reinforced library binding, a special section defining the fables and providing cogent explanations of their moral lessons, plus a brief introduction to the author and illustrator. Ideal for both school and community libraries, and although available individually, acquisition of the entire series of ’Aesop’s Fables’ is recommended for the benefit of young readers.
Author, Illustrator: Graham Percy
Graham Percy was born and raised in New Zealand. He studied at Auckland's Elam School of Art, and then moved to London to study graphic design at the Royal College of Art. After graduating, Mr. Percy worked for magazines and advertising companies, but discovered that he enjoyed illustrating children's books much more. Over the course of his life, Mr. Percy illustrated over 100 books.