Aesops Funky Fables (Picture Puffin Books)

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A re-telling of Aesop's classic moral tales - some well-known and some almost unknown. Rap your way through these wacky new versions of Aesop's classic fables, supported by vibrant subversive illustations.

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Vivian French was best known at school for being extremely weedy, and for talking a lot. She continued her attachment to words by becoming first an actor, then a story-teller and finally a writer of children's books ... she's not sure how many she's written (she's not good at maths), but it's somewhere around two hundred. Many of them are for sevens and under, but she does write for older children too - and also non-fiction, which she says is very exciting because you find out so many things you never knew about. At the moment Vivian is writing books about Princesses, Draglins, Egyptians and Chocolate - oh, and a frog obsessed sorceress. (If she's not working on at least five books at the same time she worries she'll never be asked to write again.) She does rather too much travelling in order to swap ideas about books and writing with children and adults, and this often makes her late delivering the books she's meant to be writing. (If any publishers are reading this, she's very sorry!) She lives in Edinburgh, and has four grown up daughters ... and she's a lot less weedy. She still talks a lot, though. Korky Paul is from South Africa. He has illustrated many books for children and his work with the poet John Foster is particularly popular. He illustrated WINNIE THE WITCH which won the Children's Book Award and is now available on CD ROM. Korky divides his time between Oxford and Greece.

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This British import adds a catchy, contemporary kick to Aesop's moral tales. The fables vary in form, including rhymes and monologues as well as narrative; they share, however, an unbridled use of sound effects, as in the start of "The Fox and the Crow": "Once upon a time there was a fox/ (Fox fox fox fox fox fox fox)." When the dog of "The Dog and the Bone" sees his reflection in a stream, the text takes his single-minded, greedy viewpoint: "Dog saw dog./ Dog saw dog with bone./ Rich red juicy meaty just the thing./ 'GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!'/ said dog./ 'MINE!' " In contrast, the first sentence of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is entirely matter-of-fact: "To begin with, the boy liked looking after the sheep." French's (A Song for Little Toad) impressive range of voice reveals a keen ear for dialogue and description: the characters are virtually audible; the scenes seem to perform themselves. Black-and-white spreads alternate with full color. Paul's (Winnie in Winter) caricatures are not so much "funky" as frantic, and their garish quality is exacerbated by a clumsy book design. However, the high-octane tales, in their verve and originality, constitute storytelling at its entertaining best. Ages 7-up.
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