Review: Aesop’s Fables

Aesop's Fables
Aesop’s Fables by Aesop

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How often in life these little fables come up and we forget their original (or semi-original) source. Thousands of years old… parables told over and over again, then written down. What do they really mean, you can ask yourself these questions over and over again and have a different answer each time.

Take the “Tortoise and the Hare” as an example: Is it always true that slow and steady wins the race. Is that really what the story says? Could it be a broad theory that is subject to individual opinion based on the depth of the incident being cited? Is steady better than quick? Which is truly smarter?

If nothing else, it serves as an educational baseline of sorts… a place to start… with morals and the question of “what if” with children’s thirsty minds.

But how many of us really know anything about Aesop? 🙂

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One comment

  1. This reminded me I needed to read it again. I hadn’t done so since the 70’s although I originally studied them as my earliest “literature” readers in second grade or so. They’ve been around and still read so long for a reason!

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