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Author: Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss
Publisher: August House
Published: April 20th, 2015
This is a collection of forty fables that have been retold and, in some instances, illustrated. They are mainly based on those of Aesop but there are other examples from around the world. The morals associated with the fables are cited at the end of each fable. They are grouped into four sections according to their readability, making it easier for parents and teachers to choose appropriate ones for either their child or themselves to read. There is an additional section giving guidance to teachers and parents on the contents of the book and promoting encouraging children retelling fables they have read or heard. The authors also provide examples of how the fables can be used to “address specific Common Core Standards” and whilst these standards are not applicable in every country, the suggested activities are still highly relevant and very useful for teachers whichever country they are in.
This is a very useful, interesting and enjoyable collection which children will enjoy reading. The additional guidance is well thought out and presented, making this even more useful to teachers who intend sharing and working on fables with their pupils.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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