New Aesop’s Fables books on

When I was a youngster I loved Aesop’s fables and the wisdom they contained. So it was fun to be able to work on a couple of updated fables of ABDO Publishing’s Short Tales imprint a while back. I just noticed that the books went on sale this week!

Everybody knows cautionary tale of The Boy Who Cried Wolf but you’ve never seen it through the lens of animation superstar illustrator Will Meugniot (‘Ultimate Avengers 2’) before. I thought I turned in a pretty funny script for this story book, but Will’s drawings make it laugh-out-loud hilarious.

I wasn’t that familiar with The Ants and the Grasshopper Aesop’s ode to hard work and planning. Comics great Mark Bloodworth drew this one and did amazingly detailed renderings of the insect characters of the story. I can’t wait to see the colored images for the first time!

The books are for beginning readers and are meant for libraries. Check out the covers!

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Other books in the line include The Lion and the Mouse by Shannon Eric Denton and Mike Dubisch, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Shannon Denton and Mark Bloodworth, The Tortoise and the Hare by Shannon Denton and Mark Pennington, The Fox and the Grapes by Christopher E. Long and John Cbonis.

Now if I could just get an ETA on the Norse Mythology books we did for ABDO!

Update: Amazon shows September for the Norse Myth books.