Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Favorite Tales From Aesop in Stunningly Illustrated Picture Book for Young Readers
What Is Your Favorite Tale From Aesop's Fables?
Holly Berry's beautifully illustrated book Told and Retold -Around the World with Aesop's Fables is a must-have to introduce children to the fables and special tales from Aesop. Berry uses her talent to connect readers with fables from all over the world. Tales from New England, Africa, and the Andes Mountains are all included in this picture book. She uses a special technique for her illustrations that make for stunning pictures to accompany the tales.
Favorite tales include the story of the lion and the mouse, the tale of the ant and the grasshopper, and the tortoise and the hare. Some little-known tales are also included. Do you know the tale of The Bear and the Bees? The little-known story of The Two Goats is a tale from Central-West Europe. Tales from East Asia, Western South America, and North Asia are all tales that Berry has included to connect readers from all over the world.
Berry writes in her introduction that it is not known if the storyteller Aesop actually existed. Storytelling has existed for as long as humans have been around. Stories that people have told teach lessons, provide information, and tell life truths. Eafch of the tales from Aesop have been told and retold in many different cultures. Young readers have the opportunity to learn the life lessons from the tales that Berry has included in this special book.
Told and Retold-Around the World with Aesop's Fables is recommended for ages 5-12. It was published by Philomel Books, a division of Penguin/Random House. It has an ISBN OF 978-0-593-35152-9.
Illustrations Done With Special Technique of Block Printing
Meet the Author and Talented Illustrator
Holly Berry has received many awards for her illustrations in children's picture books. She uses a special technique called block printing to create her stunning illustrations. She has provided illustrations for children's games, toys, and t-shirts in addition to her picture books. Her illustrations have also been featured in magazines.
Bring Aesop's Fables Into Your Classroom for Fun and Educational Learning Activities
Holly Berry's Told and Retold-Around the World with Aesop's Fables is a must-have for classroom bookshelves and teachers who teach reading to young readers. Teachers who teach geography will also want to add this special literature to their classroom activities. Literature connects readers from all over the world and children enjoy learning geographical locations from the stories.
Teachers will want to introduce one fable at a time along with the country/area of the world that the fable comes from. Have a globe available for students to locate the country or area of the world that the featured tale comes from. Each fable teaches a life lesson. Engage students in a discussion of the life lesson that each fable teaches.
Introduce the vocabulary term "fable". Define this term for storytelling for your students to learn. Engage students in a discussion of why storytelling was important to people in earlier times in history.
Engage students in a discussion of their favorite fable from the storyteller Aesop. Assign an creative writing activity for students to write their ideas of why their chosen fable is their favorite. Provide drawing paper, crayons, and markers for students to draw their favorite characters from their favorite fable.
Engage students in a discussion of all of the animals that are featured in each fable. Provide an opportunity for students to discuss ideas about why animals are part of these fables. What did each animal teach in the fables in which they were featured?
Assign a creative writing project for students to write their own fable with a life lesson and an opportunity for them to read their fable to their classmates.
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