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Aesop's Funny Fables

2021   Aesop's Funny Fables.  Eric Braun.  Set of six pamphlets.  Mankato, MN: Hi Jinx: Black Rabbit Books.  Average $4.88 each from Amazon, Feb., '21.

Each 24-page pamphlet follows the same pattern.  First, in "Story Time," a version of the Aesopic fable is told, enhanced by lively cartoons and silly and rather crass humor.  On 18, the original fable is told in briefer form.  On 22, young readers are encouraged to "Get in on the Hi Jinx."  An expanded moral is followed by a segment of probing questions offered on 23 as "One More Step."  In BW, the three questions are "Do you think the boy had a good reason for crying wolf?  Why or why not?  2. Have you ever felt tempted to lie because you were bored?  If so, what did you do about it?  3. Is it ever okay to lie?  Explain your answer."  A final page offers vocabulary, resource books, and resource websites.  Clever stuff!

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