366 and more Animal Fables
Copyright 1993 by Happy Books in Milan. This large-format book is unusual among such fable for everyday books in that it is almost entirely fables. There are some fairy-tales mixed in, but they are relatively few. There is a spirited colored illustration for each story, and there are two or three stories per page. One frequent source is new to me: Melegari. There is a complete list of the stories at the end. The book's Italian origin is clear when, as on January 17th, the story comes from Fedro. Trilussa and Leonardo also appear here. Each month has a featured story. Since these are longer, they tend not to be fables. Some of these are The Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio and the Parrot, The Hare and the Tar Baby, and The Musicians of Bremen. I am delighted to have found this book! It is a rich resource for fable versions and illustrations.