Sefer Ha-Meshalim shel Rikah
This is a book of some twenty-four original Hebrew rhyming verse fables, meant perhaps most of all for children. Ze'ev's line drawings are strong illustrations. Among the illustrations one should not miss the many variations on the theme of bees. There is for example the bee showing up at the hive in rain on 12; another bee seems to sneak through the layers of wax to hear her story of woe. Often enough the bee is carrying a burden on a pole. A dramatic illustration on 55 shows a learned man whose hair and beard have turned to manuscripts or deeds. I look forward to the time when some Jewish friend can read me these fables! Is the woman pictured on 3 the same woman pictured on 61?