Winner of the Caldecott Medal
A pig flying through marshmallow clouds? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where else could a reader find such marvelous things but in a fable? From the author-illustrator behind beloved Frog and Toad, Arnold Lobel, comes a collection of humorous, silly fables that will delight readers young and old.
A??The most remarkable of the author-illustratorA??s 60-plus bestselling award winners.A? A??Publishers Weekly
A??There is enough cheerful nonsense in Mr. LobelA??s fables to endear any child listener.A? A??The New York Times
A??Lobel has come up with a magical addition to an ancient genre of storytelling.A? A??Newsweek
by Arnold Lobel
by Nick Arnold
by Caroline L. Arnold
by Don Robertson
"This 1981 Caldecott winner shines on audio as Mark Linn-Baker puts genuine feeling and warm humor into his reading of 20 fables by the late, great Arnold Lobel, best known for his enduring Frog and Toad books. These aren't your father's Aesopian fables but gentle, funny animal tales of mischievous kangaroos, pompous elephants, and dancing camels. Each story ends with a moral that rings true. There's nothing preachy about Linn-Baker's performance. In fact, it sounds like he's having fun. It seems as if kids have to make the same mistakes their parents make since they usually refuse to learn from well-meaning adult advice. But when the advice comes from sadder-but-wiser ducks, lions, and rhinos, kids might just accept such lessons as "all the miles of hard road are worth a moment of true happiness." Both the fables and Linn-Baker are charmers. M.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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