The Aesop's Fables for the Very Young: The Hare and the Tortoise by Sally Grindley
  

The Aesop's Fables for the Very Young: The Hare and the Tortoise

Written by Sally Grindley
Illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello

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This is a perfect book for reading at bedtime for children of 3+. It features a collection of Aesop’s fables retold with plenty of dialogue by the award-winning Sally Grindley.

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The Aesop's Fables for the Very Young: The Hare and the Tortoise by Sally Grindley

'Once upon a time, a very hungry fox was looking for food, when he saw the most enormous bunch of fat grapes hanging from a trellis. O, how his tummy rumbled and his mouth watered! O, how is eyes grew big as saucers!' Lively re-tellings of the classic Aesop's tales, including The Hare and the Tortoise, The Fox and Grapes and many more, are complemented by jaunty illustrations. Perfectly re-told to form intorductions to the classic Aesop's tales for the 3+ age-range. A charming gift book for the very young.

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Aesop's fables are renowned as stories of cunning, morality and lessons of character. The re-tellings are short, lively and funny, complemented by beautiful illustrations. All the old favourites are included in this collection of 16 stories such as 'The Lion and the Mouse', 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse' and 'The Fox and the Crow'. A great introduction to the Fables themselves, this makes a perfect gift. For ages 3 - 6 years' - Kirkus UK

About the Author

Sally Grindley

Sally was our Guest Editor for December 2010. Click here to see her book selections.

Sally began writing in 1984 while she was working for a nationwide children's book club. She has been a full-time author since 1995 and has had over 140 books published. She won the prestigious Smarties Gold Prize in 2005 for her novel ‘Spilled Water’, and 'Shhh' won the Children's Book Award in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She has also won and been shortlisted for a number of other awards. Sally is lauded for her ability to write across a wide range of subjects and for a wide range of ages – from street kids to giants and from toddlers to pre-teens.

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Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: Under 6

Author

Sally Grindley
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

8th May 2000

ISBN

9780747546641

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