Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Pratt-Chadwick: Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables, by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick (1892)
This is a book produced for use in "first grade" of the time. I really like some of Pratt's ideas about why the fables make good reading. Here's a quote from the Introduction: "Children like to talk: they like to hear people talk. Talking is their all. Then why not let their reading book talk to them, and let them talk to it?" You can find Pratt's fables transcribed and illustrated over at my English Aesop blog.