If the morals you find in these pages aren’t exactly, well, moral…just don’t pay any attention to them!

Young People's Pavilion

In this new edition of the classic companion to Tales for the Perfect Child, Sergio Ruzzier lends his signature humor to Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Worth Van Clief’s delectaFablesbly subversive fables.

Genevieve is careless.
Muriel is discontented.
Phoebe is always putting off until tomorrow what she should be doing today.
And Chester is the laziest turkey you ever heard of.

Caleb and Conrad, on the other hand, are polite and kind and thoughtful and gracious and truthful. But some good that does them!

Fables You Shouldn’t Pay Attention To.

If the morals you find in these pages aren’t exactly, well, moral…just don’t pay any attention to them!

“[These books have] gorgeous art and extremely simple but highly literary writing — the kind of writing that shows a young reader what an inner life can sound like…. These books let new readers know they have fully embarked on the…

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