Aesop's Fables: A Collection of Tales for Children.
Leach, Andrea Stacy
Large-format book presenting sixteen fables in strong colors in a variety of sizes and shapes. The frontispiece of FG gives a sense of the artist's flair for color and delight in minute rendering of elements like fur. Sometimes, as in GA (6) the animals are not only fully dressed; they are bundled up! Another of the artist's interests is the depiction of human disappointment, as in MM (27) and GGE (30-31). The donkey in MSA simply kicks free of the pole and runs away (37); there is no city, no bridge, and no death. The mouse in LM apparently runs deliberately up the lion's nose, since he is feeling playful (44). The boy in BW is lonely and wants company (51). Clouds in this artist's work tend to gather in many of the colors of the rainbow.