Very Short Fables to Read Together (Paperback)

By Mary Ann Hoberman, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316218474, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

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Description

Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth YOU READ TO ME collaboration. These stories of classic characters-from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves-are fables as you've never seen them before
With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques-alliteration, rhyme, and repetition-to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.


About the Author

Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of the classic A House is a House for Me, which won a National Book Award, as well as the bestselling Sing-Along Stories series. Michael Emberley is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and has created several books of his own, including Ruby and Dinosaurs! A Drawing Book.


Praise For Very Short Fables to Read Together

- A Chicago Public Library 2010 Best of the Best

"Children's poet laureate Hoberman is really the master of unforced rhyme ... and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are as consistently spry as the poems."
-The Horn Book

"Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers."
-Publishers Weekly

"Repeats the earlier books' winning formula...All are retold simply and engagingly and are illustrated with lively spot illustrations."
-Booklist

"The latest installment from [the] wildly successful series...the text is delivered in punchy, color-coded typography that makes abundant use of repetition and rhyme to bring the stories to readaloud life. Emberley's playful illustrations provide fresh interpretations of many of the tales."
-Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

"The familiar tales are told with gentle humor, and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations bring personality and life to the animal characters...a solid pick for most picture-book collections."
-School Library Journal

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