This is a large-format (about 8½" x 11¾") book offering more folktales than fables, despite the lively illustration of FS on the cover and repeated on 17. Others of the fifteen or so full-page illustrations may well be of fables. On 8 a fox looks up at a rooster on a tree branch. That could well be UP. On 26 a fox sits on a frozen lake with his tale frozen into the icy water behind him. On 81, a clever rabbit runs across the backs of crocodiles lined up like a bridge of stones to hop over. The stories here come from a broad range of cultures: Thailand, Africa, Burma, Slovakia, Japan, Ethiopia, and others. Check the FS image again. Can a wing and vase ever look that way? Which is in front of which?