Friday, February 26, 2016
The Don Freeman Treasury of Animal Stories: Featuring Cyrano the Crow, Flash the Dash and The Turtle and the Dove
author: Don Freeman
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2016
read at: 2016/02/26
date added: 2016/02/26
'The Don Freeman Treasury of Animal Stories' by Don Freeman is a reprint of three stories I was not familiar with. I enjoyed them, and I think kids might but there will be some story elements that might puzzle them.
In Cyrano the Crow, we meet a crow who has a talent for imitating other birds. He gets a chance to star on television, but his elevated ego might get the best of him. In Flash the Dash we meet a lazy Dachsund who gets motivated by his spouse to go out and find a job. He realizes that she has a reason for getting him out of the house. In The Turtle and the Dove, we meet a dove flying across the sea who lands on a small island for rest and meets a new friend. The story follows them as their families grow.
They are charming stories and well illustrated in the familiar Don Freeman style. Some story elements like tv antennas or a job as a messenger might puzzle more modern readers who have never seen such a thing, but I think the characters are fun and relatable. My favorite among the stories was the last one, which was gentle and nice.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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