Carle originally published Twelve Tales from Aesop in 1980. Eleven of those stories were included in his Eric Carle’s Treasury of Classic Stories for Children (1988) and now 10 of them appear in a new, redesigned book. The most noticeable change in the text is the addition of a stated moral at the end of each fable. The painted-paper collage artwork is now reproduced larger than before on whiter, glossier pages. Libraries with shopworn copies of the earlier books on their shelves may find that the fresher, more vibrant-looking artwork here is reason enough to purchase this one. Grades K-3. --Carolyn Phelan
About the Author
Eric Carle is known around the world for his many highly original and beautiful picture books, including THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and ERIC CARLE'S TREASURY OF CLASSIC STORIES FOR CHILDREN. For more information, please go to www.eric-carle.com.