Monday, April 12, 2010

Myths and Fables in Picture Books

“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.”—St. Thomas Aquinas

Big with wonder...

Pencil in authors and illustrators too! Grin.

I stumbled across this quote and immediately thought of two amazing picture books based on fables: The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney and But Who Will Bell the Cats? by Cynthia Von Buhler.

I love retellings of classic fairy tales and folklore. Remember my post on Fables and Whatnot? Check out these fabulous works of art when you get the chance!

(Read an interview with Jerry Pinkney here.)

Here’s the book trailer:

(Read Elizabeth Bird’s review here.)

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