The Heron and the Fish
Good, lively art. The version follows La Fontaine quite faithfully and uses the late afternoon hours to mark the progress from perch to trout to carp to minnows to a snail. The fish point their fins and giggle and gurgle at the heron's pathetic supper. There is a good moral from a wise frog bystander: Folks who want too much usually end up with nothing. Little black-and-white designs set off the text pages that alternate with full-page colored art. Fine work!