The Fox and the Grapes (Hebrew)

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Smit, Shoham
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2014
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Here is a second booklet based not on the Aesopic story of FG but rather on the Qoheleth midrash about a fox entering a vineyard, like the Aesopic story of the weasel and the granary. (The other booklet is "The Fox and the Sourgrapes" from Hillel Press, perhaps in 1981). This second version offers vivid and highly stylized colored illustrations. This fox wears a small round hat and blue trousers and carries a calico suitcase as he dreams of food. He spies a rich vineyard and seeks out a narrow hole at the bottom of the fence. In the meantime other animals go about their business, whether as mother or as repairman. The fox weighs himself, apparently in an effort to slim down and so enter the vineyard through the hole. He succeeds, even leaving his hat on a folding chair outside the vineyard. He enjoys the grapes but then finds himself too big to get out through the hole. And so he has to spend nights in the vineyard until he is again slim enough to emerge. In the end he marches off with his suitcase. For the Qoheleth midrash, the story illustrates how we come into the world naked and need to be ready to go out that way too. As the back cover suggests, somehow Keren Grinspoon Israel is involved in this book.
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Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir - Publishing House Ltd.
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