Aunty Wonderful's Stories Translated from the German for All Good Children Who Have Learned to Think
I had ten minutes while a friend was doing business in the post office, so I stopped in. I was lucky enough to find this curious little treasure. Two children, Herman and Augusta, go off to visit Aunty Wonderful and to hear her stories. Most of the nineteen verse stories feature a lovely full-page black-and-white illustration. The stories themselves are typical of the time, reinforcing good behavior. Thus The Cat and the Poodle is about keeping ourselves and our clothes clean. The cat here only bites the tail and ear of the rabbit and the weasel who come by turns to complain to her. Many of the titles are familiar, but the stories tend to change. The illustrations are inserted on thinner paper than the text pages have; the illustrated pages have nothing on their verso. Some pages have come loose. These are the stories presented here: The Cat and the Poodle Dog* (illustrated), The Rabbit and the Weasel*, Caroline and Louisa, The Bee and the Sunflower, Laziness (The Monkey and the Asses)*, The Farmer and the Donkey*, The Old Goat*, The Mouse and the Oyster*, The Coachman and the Fly*, The Ant and the Grasshopper*, The Monkey and the Miser*, The Hound with His Master's Dinner*, The Goat and Her Daughter*, The Cat, the Rat, and the Mice*, The Forest Dance, The Wolf in Shepherd's Clothing*, The Fox and the Raven, The Fox and the Wolf*, and The Two Watchmen.
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