Haus in der Heimat: Lesebuch für die Volksschulen in Baden-Württemberg: Drittes Schuljahr
Here is a typical third-grade reader from Germany in the 1950's. It contains a wealth of stories with colored and monochrome illustrations. I find three fables grouped together. LM, TB, and FC. TB is told in the version by Wilhelm Curtmann. The other two are attributed to Aesop. Only TB gets an illustration, but that a good monochrome depiction of the friend up a tree (102). By comparison with the art in the second-grade reader, "Von Frühling zu Frühling," this art is more typical of what I found in Germany in the 60's. The publishers seem to be a consortium of three in three cities: Gemeinschaftsverag: Badenia-Verlag; Paul Christian Lehrmittelverlag; and Union Verlag.
Kultusministerium des Landes Baden-Württemberg