Stepping Stones to Literature: A First Reader.
Arnold, Sarah Louise
Gilbert, Charles B
Some torn pages, and lots of chunky children! There are three fables, but no mention yet of Aesop or fable. DM (93) has an illustration. The Fox and the Goat (108) has questions after it. TH (110) has illustrations and a moral: Slow and steady wins the race. There is a nice pedagogical build-up to these fables and other stories further on in the second reader, which depends heavily on fables.
Silver Burdett and company,