The stories were simplistic and the morale left room for discussion The boys enjoyed the short stories but at times lost interest I felt it was lacking something I can t put my finger on. Really beautiful illustrations The fables just fleshed out long enough to be interesting to kids Not quite sure on the choice of some of the fables included, but nevertheless a fun read. Ancient Aesop Swings Into The Twenty First Century In This Bright New Collection Of Twenty One Favorite Fables Here Are All The Classic Tales The Greedy Dog Who Loses His Bone To His Own Reflection In The Water The Little Mouse Who Pays Back The Grand Lion In A Big, Big Way And The Shepherd S Son Who Thinks It S A Good Joke To Cry Wolf Just To See The Villagers Come Running And, Of Course, There S That Arrogant Hare And His Racing Partner, The Slow But Steady Tortoise Michael Morpurgo S Lively Language Gives Each Tale A Fresh Feel That S Perfect For Reading Aloud And Sharing Emma Chichester Clark S Radiant Illustrations Are Bursting With Bold Colors And Cheerful Characters Together They Have Created A Modern Classic Brimming With Fun, Which Children Will Enjoy Reading And Laughing Over Again And Again There are valuable morals on every page. I enjoyed Michael Morpurgo s retelling of Aesop s fables It features stories such as The Hare and the Tortoise, The Lion and the Mouse and the old classic of The Wolf and the Shepherd s Son The collection of stories was easy to read and had me engrossed from beginning to end The excellent illustrations also added to the magic of the book I would use this book from Reception upwards It can be used by the teacher to read to the rest of the class and in the upper KS1 children can begin to read the book for themselves. This is just one of those certain books that I just didn t enjoy The book has some good fables in and most of them I recognise But that doesn t change my opinion in any manner. At the end of each story Morpurgo tells you what the moral of the story was e.g for the boy who cried wolf it s Nobody believes a liar even when he tells the truth But in several cases I felt like this book gets the moral completely wrong Like for the Hare and the Tortoise, I remember thinking the moral according to the book was completely stupid Dare to believe in yourself, or something like that Is it just a matter of interpretation I always thought the morals of Aesop s Fables were obvious and self evident, but I guess not. The stories teach you alot of lessons that you can think of all your life so that you don t di them and be real greedy Because none of us will like having no friends and losing a lot of bets So i reccommend this book to al of you. Love this version of these fables Morpurgo always tells a good tale and he makes these fables really come to life, ably helped by Emma Chichester Clark s wonderful illustrations Lovely rad aloud book for chn of all ages. This was a great book for practicing narrations Many of the stories were already familiar to my children and they enjoyed the simple clear retelling.
Sir Michael Andrew Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the Second World War, then returned to London, moving later to Essex After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army,
- 96 pages
- The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables
- Michael Morpurgo
- 06 October 2019 Michael Morpurgo