Aesop's Fables

  • Illustrated By: Talleen Hacikyan
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:fables, morals, humour, picture book, Aesop
  • Available:09/15/2013
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
Michael Rosen and Talleen Hacikyan join forces to portray some of Aesop's most famous fables in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Loyal dogs, tricky foxes and powerful lions are only a part of the large cast of animals that helps teach children age-old life lessons.
"Rosen’s plainspoken telling engages children with injected humor...Hacikyan’s accomplished dry-brushed acrylics, luminous against black fields, incorporate handprinted leaves and textile block patterns, bespeaking her acumen as a printmaker. The leafy endpapers are stunning. Incorporating a vain crow, opportunistic wolves and foxes, talking trees and more, this collection both instructs and charms."
– Kirkus Reviews
"School and public libraries that need Aesop stories for a younger audience should purchase this attractive book."
– Resource Links
"The simple, naive characters are richly shaded, expressive, and energetic as they interact in nicely etched, usually dark, settings...The handsome scenes and deftly told stories are welcome additions to the realm of Aesop."
– School Library Journal
“Vibrantly illustrated and retold with vim and vigour.”
– CM Magazine
“Rosen supplies morals tailored for today’s cultures.”
– Publisher's Weekly
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2013  |  Commended
Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award   | 2013  |  Winner
Resource Links "The Year's Best"   | 2013  |  Commended
Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year   | 2014  |  Commended