Series Made Simple, SLJ April 2018

REVIEW of Classic Fables in Rhythm and Rhyme:

K-Gr 3–A focused look at morality and emotional growth through retellings of Aesop’s fables. Each title begins with the same brief introduction to Aesop and his tales. A quick synopsis of the fable then follows, instructing readers to “look for the lesson” in the text. Each title is illustrated by a different artist and varies widely in style. In the Milkmaid and Her Pail, the young protagonist has brown skin; otherwise, most of the human characters in the other books are white. Each text is set to a musical score (located in the back, along with a link to download the music). Guided reading activities round out each title. VERDICT A new way to introduce old friends to young readers, along with the morals that end each story. Consider for schools and larger public library settings.

–Lisa G. Kropp, Series Made Simple, April 2018

ea vol: 24p. (Classic Fables in Rhythm and Rhyme). further reading. glossary. w/CD. Cantata Learning. Jan. 2018. lib. ed. $33.99.



The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Fox and the Grapes

The Lion and the Mouse

The Milkmaid and Her Pail

The Tortoise and the Hare


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