One of the books I have fond memories of reading when I was a child was Aesop’s Fables. The lessons learned in these popular stories have stayed with me throughout my life, and I’ve often found myself sharing them with my children too over the years. So I was so thrilled to receive this new Aesop’s Fables, this beautiful hardback edition includes eight retellings of Aesop’s celebrated cautionary tales.
Your children will be fascinated to hear the stories, including The Hare and the Tortoise, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Donkey in the Lion’s Skin. The stories, retold by Elli Woollard, feature lovely rhyming verse and the colourful illustrations by Marta Altes promise to capture their imaginations.
A fable is a short story that teaches a lesson or moral to children. For example, The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing highlights that appearances are often deceiving and The Hare and the Tortoise reminds us that slow and steady wins the race. Aesop’s Fables are first believed to have been shared in the fifth Century BC, but they are as relevant today as they were then, and I am so happy to be able to share this classic book with my children and add it to our collection.
If you love this book, as I’m sure you will, you should also check out Just So Stories, a collection of Rudyard Kipling’s five popular tales which have been re-imagined by the same team.
Aesop’s Fables is available in hardback from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R299. It’s recommended for children aged five to nine years.
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for sharing this book with us.