Read Me a Story: A Child's Book of Favorite Tales

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Windham, Sophie
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1991
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First published in Great Britain as The Orchard Book of Nursery Stories in 1991. Among the fifteen fables are TMCM (46) and The Hedgehog and the Hare (72). Country mouse is male, while his cousin town mouse is female. They spend a night in the country, with the country mouse dreaming of the delights of the city, particularly a feather bed. Surprisingly, a weasel presents a threat to the two mice as they tour the countryside. They spend a second night in the country. Country mouse does spend a night on the city featherbed, but gets no sleep because he cannot stop thinking about the cat meowing outside the mousehole. The rabbit in the latter story has a flask from which to drink. In fact, it and a golden coin become the promised prize for the hedgehog if he can beat the proud hare. The last illustration shows the hedgehog holding the flask and the coin. The art is done in a deliberately naïve, highly colorful style. There is an illustration on about every second page.
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