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The Adventures of Mo and Jo
Jo is so busy competing to see who can fly higher he doesn't see Cat Capri.
...and even when the light is green, check one more time before crossing!
I Would if I Could
Should he, could he, or would he?
9 illustrations, 163 words
Perry the Parrot Doesn't Like Carrots
Perry is stubborn and will not listen to his friends who tell him how tasty and healthy carrots are. "Never!" he says.
AESOP: BOOK ONE - BOOK TWO
12 stories inspired by Aesop's Fables, in English and French
Age Seven Onward
In the last chapter of both volumes are dialogues taken from the stories which can become a performance. Interactive reading greatly improves reading skills.
On the AESOP site are theatre exercises and simple solutions for a play.
Aesop's fables were assembled after his death and survived two and a half millennium through wars, censorship and natural disasters. During this long period they were translated and adapted to the cultures of Europe and the Middle East. They were popular during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe notwithstanding a ban on non-religious subjects by the Church. The most well known adaptation of Aesop's Fables is Fables Choisies: by the poet Jean de la Fontaine, in the 17th century.
Quatorze histoires en deux volumes inspirées par les fables d’Esope. Esope était avant tout un homme bien intégré dans la politique d’Athènes (700 avant JC) et utilisait les animaux dans ses histoires pour passer ses idées sans être offensif.
La traduction en anglais est fidèle. Ça aide beaucoup dans l’apprentissage d’une langue, d’avoir déjà en tête l’histoire.
ESOPE : LIVRES UN ET DEUX
I Can Fly
Tye wants to know why she can’t fly. Everyone tells her fish don't do that but she won't give up her dream.
Daisy is hot, cold or stuck in the mud but she will not move until a neighbour has an idea.
Two Bored Turtles
Two turtles almost get caught by a snake because they are so busy being bored.
A Mouse in The House
The whole family tries to catch a mouse that runs over the table, under the chair and into Hilda's hair.
A very spoiled cat who should be chasing a rat does not think he's spoiled. Do you?
When the watering hole dries, the animals stop fighting and unite to find another watering hole.
My Bad Dog
My dog gets everyone in the family really angry, but my brother said he's not bad, he's a puppy and just wants to play.
Something Always Gets in the Way!
Everyone tells me what to do, I want to but something always gets in the way.
Hopper and the Ants
Hopper has a song he wants to share with the ants, but they think he's just lazy.
A fly is driving a man crazy, yet when he catches it he lets it go. Was that a good decision?
Clever Henri and Crazy Aunt Gail
A hungry falcon wants to eat Henri, what did Henri say to convince him it was a bad idea?
A snail loses his shell after a flood, a story of random kindness and lasting friendships.
A Curious Hen
Henrietta wants to see the world, and runs into dangers.