The Animal Tale Treasury
Very nice illustrations, with real character and definition. Three Aesop fables, each retold by Robin Lister. TH turns out to be a huge surprise. The girl feels bad for the hare; Aesop comes in a dream and reveals that the hare was asked to instigate and throw the race in order to improve the tortoise's self-concept! LM. The Raven and the Fox has different elements, especially stolen strawberry cheesecake and comments from the raven with it in his mouth before he sings and loses it. The best picture is on 12.
G.P. Putnam's Sons