Friday, January 27, 2012

Aesop's Fables Storybook

This weeks book is a 1952 Rand McNally edition of Aesop's Fables.  The inscription inside reads "To Tommy from Sharon and Linda Hammer 4-27-1953.  I chuckle at the thought of this going to a boy with all the morals tucked in its pages.

The inside book cover pages always reveal the coming stories.

I would love to watch the artist render these sweet illustrations.

Illustrations by Anne Sellers Leaf.

The Fox and the Grapes
(one that I am not familiar with)

The Ants and the Grasshopper
I love the italicized moral below the fable.

Always stop to think whether your fun may not be the cause of another's unhappiness.

Cutest wolf in sheep's clothing ever.

Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail.

Meet me over at Corey's for this weeks...


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's been a long time since I read Aesop's fables! What great stories and a wonderful book! ♥

ImagiMeri said...

What a great story. Thanks for sharing it sweetie. I especially loved the last page of graphics with the sun and the wind as it has helped with my inspiration for the new line of characters I'm creating. I wish I could show you, but I'm frightened to death of someone finding out and copying me, and I really need good things to happen this year...I'm desperate! I hate it cause I'm used to sharing everything and I just can't take any chances. Okay, enough of the drama......if you're really interested though, you could always come out for a visit...wink, wink!

Love ya'

donna said...

You share the sweetest little books.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such rich illustrations. Gorgeous animals. I always look forward to your vintage book posts. hope your weekend is a relaxing one.

Holly Loves Art said...

So sweet! Love the Rand McNally books! Thanks for sharing all those cute pages.

Betsy said...

I haven't read any of Aesop's Fables in ages. I love the beautiful illustrations and the positive messages.

Kathy said...

Great illustrations! I bought a 1951 copy of "A Treasury of World's Great Myths and Legends" at the The Bins recently and it has a section of Aesop's Fables which I have been enjoying during some recliner chair time. Who doesn't know about "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" but so fun to read the original!

vivian said...

so sweet! I love the illustrations.
I mailed you package yesterday.. hopefully you'll have in monday or tuesday!
bur for now.. have a great weekend!

Corey said...

Those have got to be some of the sweetest illustrations I've seen- what adorable animals!!

I remember the fox and the grapes-if I remember correctly, there was a segment on Sesame Street that told the story!!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Sweetest artist ever! Even the blue birds look well fed!

Hope you're doing well, Renee. Or are you suffering from the winter blues as some of us are? ♥

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, my! I had this book when I was a girl...wonder what happened to it?! Guess I've got another one to search for!

I love all the sweet illustrations in this book--and the stories, of course! Thanks, as always, my friend for finding and sharing the loveliest vintage things...makes me smile.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, dear friend!


Cindy said...

I used the boy crying wolf to my grandson the other day...he kept high pitch screaming outside...and we thought he was hurt.
I thought after telling him the story he would behave...he didn't...sooooo when he really screamed and cried...we had seen the whole thing..and new he was barely hurt....we ignored him...this freaked him out...I told him the story again...and now I think he understands...he is 10!!!

Love the graphics as usual!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I have this book at home and adore the old photos! We used the pics to make bottlecap magnets!!

Diane Mars said...

I love children's Vintage Books, they are always something I pick-up when I'm out thrifting you always find the cutest ones. I bet you have a large collection. Happy Hunting~ Diane

Marci said...

Love all your childrens books. I have a bunch, the illustrations are just the best. Thanks for sharing!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Such sweet images!! I love all the fables!

Unknown said...

A friend of mine used to have a book very similar - lovely illustraions. xx

Unknown said...

What a pretty book, the illustrations.
They just don't make them like that anymore.

I just found your blog via Ruby Jean...
I love it...
Thank you for sharing.

vivian said...

Renee, got home from work tonight and found a wonderfully festively wrapped valentine package on my porch! and it was filled with such sweetness! thank you so much for all the awesome goodies! Im hoping to do a little post tonight after I snap a few pics. I love your sweet creations! thank you sooooo much!
you made my day.

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