A Careless Monkey

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2018
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This is a delightful retelling of a classic fable usually told of a bear and a solitary gardener. In this version, the gardener is a sculptor and the bear is a monkey whom the sculptor has raised. They are deeply devoted to each other. The situation here is then as in the traditional fable. A nap in the woods leaves the monkey as the man's protector. He uses a large piece of wood to kill the fly on the man's nose, but he also kills his master. The best image here may be that repeated on the title-page: the monkey whacks his master right in the face. The stated moral is "We have to think cautiously and deeply on what would we do." The English is sometimes difficult in this story, as in its final line. "It calls a woodcraftsman to get a laurel but he is unconscious caused of he is died together with a fly." The front-cover on both sides has symbols for Green Life publishing, Green Ocean paper, and yessoy ink. The publisher's symbol seems to be two purple heads reading an open red book; it is repeated three times. There is a page of vocabulary on the inside back cover, with a picture of all six books in the series on the back cover. The pamphlet is twelve pages long, about 7½" x 6¾".
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Reading Support Foundation: Greenlife Printing
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