My First Fables
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This booklet is unusual in that it offers, just before its opening T of C, a plea for an end to child labor. Ten fables follow on some 46 pages, with rhyming verse stories usually occupying two to five pages each. TH is surprising for offering only four couplets to tell the story. TH is, by the way, a good example of the strength of illustration in this 6" square booklet. Facial expressions, athletic exercises, and a reflexive gesture of dismay are all well represented in TH's four pages. Another favorite of mine is "Fox in a Box" (23) whose three pages tell the story effectively. The final seven-page rendition of OF ends with a great last illustration of the pre-pop moment.
Bumblebee Books: Olympia Publishers