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Aesop's Fables

A delightful hardback including four classic Aesop's tales, retold and illustrated for children aged 3+
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Aesop's Fables is an illustrated storybook containing four favourite stories, retold for little ones aged 3+ to enjoy. 

  • Includes The Hare and the Tortoise, The Lion and the Mouse, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  • Talented children's illustrators bring each story to life
  • A perfect gift for young readers 

Aesop's Fables is a delightful hardback book with four stories carefully chosen to excite and engage young children. You can also enjoy telling a familiar story to your child, helping you to use the storytelling gems of character voices and plot tension! Reading to young children is vital for their development, creating a bond between you, nurturing their language and social skills, and simply making them happy!

Aesop's Fables have been passed on from century to century. It is believed that Aesop was a slave and storyteller from ancient Greece.

Plot summary of each Aesop's Fable

The Hare and the Tortoise is one of Aesop's most well-known tales. The Hare challenges the Tortoise to a race, thinking he will easily win. But the Hare's overconfidence thwarts his efforts, as he is snoozing while the Tortoise perseveres and wins the race!

The Lion and the Mouse is a story about finding friendship and help in the most unlikely of places. The Mouse begs the Lion not to eat him, and he will one day repay this kindness. The Lion doubts it, but lets the Mouse go. And some time later, the Lion is caught in a net – and the Mouse nibbles a hole to free him.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a story about a bored and mischievous boy who tricks the villagers into thinking that a wolf is trying to steal their sheep – multiple times. Then one day the wolf does appear and no one believes him, and he loses his flock.

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse tells a tale of two mice who visit each other's homes. The Town Mouse is unimpressed by the Country Mouse's simple life and the Country Mouse is overwhelmed by the Town Mouse's fast-paced life – and scared by the cat!

The illustrators

UK illustrator Andy Rowland studied illustration in Manchester, UK, and has now illustrated hundreds of books, including The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. He has a wonderful ability to create scenes of wonder with characters full of warmth.

As a child Monika Filipina was a competitive karate champion! But the call of illustration was strong, so she moved to the UK to study. Her charming style is loved by all and she has illustrated many, many children's books, including The Hare and the Tortoise, as well as children's clothing designs. 

Kate Daubney lives by the sea on the south-west coast of the UK. Her lovely illustrations have been published in books around the world, including The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

From an early age Gavin Scott has always loved the natural world and spent much of his youth drawing and painting animals and birds. He has illustrated hundreds of animals from squirrels and bears to lions and mice – in our wonderful The Lion and the Mouse. 

Illustrators: Kate Daubney, Monika Filipina, Andy Rowland and Gavin Scott
Age: 3+
Size: 260 x 260 mm
Format: Hardback with holographic foil
ISBN: 9781789892994

Miles Kelly is an independent UK children's book publisher. Our team works with award-winning authors and illustrators to create books that spark the imagination and curiosity of preschoolers and primary-school-aged children around the world.

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