A Bedtime Treasury of Children's Stories.
Farquhar, Margaret C
A nice fat book on cheap paper with lots of different kinds of stories. Very simple monochrome art. Thirteen fables are given together on 85-98; they all come from Little Folk's Fables from Aesop by McLoughlin (1940). Each here but one ( The Mice in Council ) gets one page and one illustration. Four other fables follow later: TMCM (360), TT (417), The Gold in the the Orchard (420), and The Larks in the Cornfield (428). The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (85) is told differently: the wolf tries to make his voice sound like that of a lamb, and his voice wakes up the dog. TMCM is also different: the mice trade visits to see who is better off. The country mouse is caught and tells the cat a tale. Multi-colored end-papers have art that is smaller but better for TMCM and TT. It would be hard to hate any book that ends with The Young Lady from Niger !
Grosset & Dunlap