by Arnold Lobel

Animal antics poke subtle fun at human foibles through these short, original fables. Lobel, creator of Frog and Toad, builds the fables around unexpected morals that are funny and true, and illustrates them with rich detail, humor, luminescent shadings, and colors that glow. This popular book is a classroom staple!

This book won a number of prestigious children's book awards, including the Caldecott Medal in 1981, the American Library Association Notable Children's Book in 1980, the Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Award in 1981, and the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.

Interest Level:  Kindergarten - Grade 5

Below are sample spreads from inside this book: