A Treasury of Animal Stories
The three fables in this moderately sized paperback are presented by the same teller and artist as in The Animal Tale Treasury (1986). In fact, six stories out of the other seven there come over here to join ten additional stories. The illustrations that had been very nice in color in the earlier book become only okay in black-and-white here; several are cropped, split, or just dropped. The three Aesop fables are 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 to improve the tortoise's self-concept! LM is the second fable. FC has different elements: stolen strawberry cheesecake and comments from the raven with it in his mouth before he sings and loses it.