Very Short Fables to Read Together

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By Mary Ann Hoberman

Illustrated by Michael Emberley

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Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth You Read to Me, I'll Read to You book from former children's poet laureate Mary Ann Hoberman, which adds Aesop's fables to the New York Times bestselling series.

Award-winning creators Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley bring you classic characters—from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves—as you've never seen them before! With clear, color-coded typography and clever illustrations, this book "in two voices" uses traditional reading teaching techniques such as alliteration, rhyme, and repetition to invite young children to read along with peers or with an adult.

Genre:

  • "Children's poet laureate Hoberman is really the master of unforced rhyme ... and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are as consistently spry as the poems."
    The Horn Book
  • "Emberley's pencil and watercolor spot illustrations bring fresh energy to the classic tales as well as a softening tone: the Hare and the Tortoise race on bicycles (the Hare wears spandex), and the golden-egg laying goose has a button-up chest, ensuring that the farmer doesn't have to use his knife. The jaunty rhymes and theatrical element of adopting a persona should spark enthusiasm from reluctant readers."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Repeats the earlier books' winning formula...All are retold simply and engagingly and are illustrated with lively spot illustrations."
    Booklist
  • "The latest installment from [the] wildly successful series...the text is delivered in punchy, color-coded typography that makes abundant use of repetition and rhyme to bring the stories to readaloud life. Emberley's playful illustrations provide fresh interpretations of many of the tales."
    Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
  • "The familiar tales are told with gentle humor, and Emberley's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations bring personality and life to the animal characters...a solid pick for most picture-book collections."
    School Library Journal

On Sale
Apr 2, 2013
Page Count
32 pages
ISBN-13
9780316218474


Mary Ann Hoberman

About the Author

Mary Ann Hoberman is a former Children’s Poet Laureate and a winner of the National Book Award. During her tenure as Children’s Poet Laureate, Ms. Hoberman visited numerous classrooms and libraries, introducing both children and adults to the joys of reading and memorizing poetry. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including All Kinds of Families! and the award-winning You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You series.

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Michael Emberley

About the Illustrator

Michael Emberley is the creator of the highly acclaimed picture books Ruby and its sequel, Ruby and the SniffsWelcome Back SunDinosaurs!; and Mail Harry to the Moon! Having grown up in a family of writers and artists, he is an avid reader and comic book fan. A native of New England, Mr. Emberley now lives in Ireland.

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