Friday, December 26, 2008

A Preschool Puppet Book

Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata, illustrators
Grosset and Dunlap, 1976

I had other board books like this as a child but can't remember what they were. The illustration style is so unusual with the puppets that it's hard to believe I have forgotten the titles. This book has two Aesop fables: The Tortoise and the Hare and the Lion and the Mouse.

I particularly love this last image. The fable of the tortoise and the hare reminds me of a 5th grade play in which my friend Jennifer played the tortoise and I was a little brown squirrel in a tree.

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