Battle of the Monkey and the Crab
A monkey tricks a crab and hurts him, so the crabs get together to exact their revenge.
The Accomplished and Lucky Teakettle
An old teakettle suddenly grows the head and tail of a badger and starts to move around. The priest is worried and sells it off to a tinker.
Toads and Diamonds
A girl is nice to an old woman at a well who rewards her by having diamonds fall from her mouth when she speaks. When her bad-tempered mother sees this, she sends her pampered other daughter to get the same.
The Husband who was to Mind the House
A man thinks his wife doesn’t do anything right, so agrees readily when she suggests swapping places for a day. He soon realises that the work she does is not as simple as it first appears.
All of Aesop’s fables, beautifully illustrated by Milo Winter. Dip in and out, each one only takes a minute or two.
A Change of Coats
A lobster and a crab pay the price for being a little too worried about how they look.
A wishbone boasts about how great he is and the other objects are impressed, for a while.
The Old, Rough Stone and the Gnarled Tree
An old stone is annoyed when a tree takes root beside him.
Mr. and Mrs. Thumbkins
Mr. Thumbkins is very worried as Mrs. Thumbkins has disappeared!
Grandfather Skeeter-Hawk’s Story
Three bugs listen to a dragon-fly tell them the story of how catfish got their flat heads.
Recipe for a Happy Day
Marjorie is cross after getting out of bed the wrong way, but a friendly elf tells her the secret to having a happy day.