Fröhliche Tiergeschichten für Kinder.
This German edition collects all but one of the twenty-five stories done in ten pamphlets in 1989 for Joie by Shogo Hirata. The one missing story seems to be The Gold Ax and the Silver Ax. The colors there are much brighter than they are here. This edition is wise to keep the small symbols that accompany each larger illustration. The morals here are much more brief and pointed than those in the 1989 edition; they take up one line of a closing couplet in each case. Thus, for example, the German moral for WL has seven words to twenty-seven in the English! Der Gierige Hund may set a record for brevity: three pages.