Poskanzer, Susan Cornell
Thirty fables. Moral of the bat fable is good and unusual: Choose Sides for What You Believe in, Not for What You Might Win (9). So is that for DS (19): If You Are Not Grateful for What You Have, You May Lose It. To my surprise, the jumping fish fable that I have panned in Aesop is repeated here (21). The grapes in FG that are usually not ripe yet are here moldy and full of worms (25). GB is particularly well told (29). I do not think I have ever before seen CJ trace the history of the lost diamond ring (47). SW is told in the poorer version (59). The full-page colored illustrations seem to me derivative.
Silver Press: Silver Burdett: Simon & Schuster