Forty Fun Fables: Tales that Trick, Tickle and Teach

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I read a good book called 40 Fun Fables: Tales that Trick, Tickle, and Teach retold by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss. A fable is a story that teaches a moral. “There are lots of ways to have fun with these fables. Cover the moral while reading them with a family member or friend.” I especially like the morals!

Some of my favorite stories from this book were “Sweet Talk,” “The Rabbits and the Frogs,” “A Test of Friendship,” “Dog and Wolf,” and “King of the Beasts.” I liked the moral of the story “Rabbit’s Clever Excuse”: “Sometimes it’s best to say nothing.” I think that is very true!

The book has illustrations and the pictures are black and white drawings. I have heard some of these stories before, like some of the fables by Aesop. When I did Reader’s Theatre, there were some fables in our play! But in this book, the stories are told by narrators instead of in a script with characters. I did not like that because I like fables when there are scripts with characters instead of stories with only narrators.

This is still a good book, but I think the part called “Readers Theater” could be organized better with characters.

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Author Martha Hamilton, Adapter, Mitch Weiss, Adapter
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 95 pages
Publisher August House
Publish Date 16-Apr-2015
ISBN 9781939160775
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Issue August 2015
Category Tweens


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