Michael Rosen and Talleen Hacikyan join forces to portray some of Aesop’s most famous fables in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Loyal dogs, tricky foxes and powerful lions are only a part of the large cast of animals that help teach children some age-old life lessons.
Click here to watch the animated short of the tale of Cockerel, Dog and Fox from the book.
Praise for Aesop’s Fables:
“Vibrantly illustrated and retold with vim and vigour.” — CM Magazine
“Hacikyan’s … acrylics are luminous against black fields.” — starred review Kirkus Reviews
“Rosen supplies morals tailored for today’s cultures.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“School and public libraries that need Aesop stories for a younger audience should purchase this attractive book.” — Resource Links
“Hacikyan’s full-page views reflect her fine skill as a printmaker. The simple, naive characters are richly shaded, expressive, and energetic as they interact in nicely etched, usually dark, settings . . . The handsome scenes and deftly told stories are welcome additions to the realm of Aesop.” — School Library Journal
Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Award
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books of 2013
Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2014
About the Author:
Former UK Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen is a children’s novelist, poet, and the author of 140 books. He has been a TV presenter and a political columnist. One of the UK’s best-loved and most celebrated authors for children, he lives in London, England.
About the Illustrator:
Winner of the Loto-Québec Printmaking Prize, Talleen Hacikyan is a printmaker, illustrator and art educator, based in Montreal. Awards include First prize at the Loto-Qubec Printmaking Competition and Prix Pierre Henry, awarded by Pratt & Whitney Canada.