Aesop's Fables::Book Review

Aesop's fable is a collection of short fables each having a moral. Each narration is based on the animals and every story is about a page. It is similar to Panchatantra.

Aesop's Fables: Audiobook review
I listened to the audio book containing 26 fables. However, there are more than 600 fables. Most of us would have read these fables during school days as a part of syllabus in Kannada or Sankrit languages. Panchatantra or even Aesop's fables is a recommended children's reading. It teaches the little ones to be honest and the one who cheats can always escape.

Some of the famous fables which we would have listened to:

1. Crow and the Stones
Crow and the Stones

A crow is thirsty and stops seeing water in a container but the container is half filled and it cannot reach its beak. It picks up few pebbles and drops it in the container and the water level rises to the top of the container. The crow drinks the water and flies.
Moral: Necessity is the mother of invention.

2. Mercury and the Woodcutter
Mercury and the Woodcutter

This is another popular story which every child would have learned during the school.
There was a woodcutter who was poor and went into the forest to cut the wood everyday. One day his axe fell into the river while cutting the wood and he could not get it. He called out for help and no one came. Suddenly, God Mercury appeared before him.

When Mercury heard what had happened, he went into the river and found an golden axe.  "Is it your axe", asked Mercury and the woodcutter replied "No".

The Mercury jumped into the river again and got a silver axe.  "Is it your axe", asked Mercury and the woodcutter replied "No".

The Mercury jumped into the river again and brought an iron axe. The woodcutter was happy to see his axe. The Mercury said, "You are an honest man and here is your axe. I give you the golden and the silver axes, too".
Moral: Honesty is the best policy.

Likewise, there are many fables that can be found here. I am sure children would love listening to these stories.

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