Aesop's Stories for Pleasure Reading
Dolch, Edward W
This book allows for a comparison with another, almost identical, already in the collection. That other book was printed more recently, has fresh impressions, and comes in a colorful dust-jacket. This book has a slightly different title-page, which does mentions The Garrard Press, Champaign, Illinois. That other, more recent, copy has Garrard on its spine but nowhere inside the book. This book's spine has neither Dolch nor Garrard but does have, apparently, CD near its bottom. This book's edges have been heavily taped. It has seen significant wear. As I wrote of the other copy, this book uses the first 1000 words a child should know. I cannot see anything outstanding about either the stories or the illustrations, which are almost red crayonings of simple black-and-whites. At best an option for a simple slide on some story for contrast with other more elaborate illustrations.