Favole Fedro: e tu che animale sei?
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Here is a large-format book (8½ x 12) with a page on Phaedrus, a two-page spread on each of twenty-nine fables, and a T of C. The format for each spread includes a text, an image, and usually a comment on a scroll held by a bird. The book includes some lesser known of Phaedrus' fables, like L'asino e l'orzo del maiale (6) and L'orso affamato (16). Perhaps the most dramatic illustration is that for Il calvo e la mosca (10). The lively comments include quotations from and references to Ogden Nash, Thomas Edison, Jean de la Fontaine, Simon Bolivar, Edgar Lee Masters, the Bible, and Italian proverbs. I wish the title's question were taken even more seriously in the book itself!