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This dust-jacketed copy is Inscribed by Lobel with a cartoon. A Caldecott Award winner, and rightly so. One-page tales, perhaps animal short stories rather than fables, face excellent illustrations. The best are perhaps The Hen and the Apple Tree and The Elephant and the Sun, but also good are King Lion and the Beetle, Baboon's Umbrella, The Ostrich in Love, The Poor Old Dog, The Pelican and the Crane, and The Mouse at the Seashore. Contrast Camel with the Aesopic fable on the same subject. After all these years, I found a hardbound edition of Lobel--and then found another within a few weeks. This inscribed copy is not a stated first edition.
Harper & Row