Aesop’s Fables

The lion and the mouse

A lion asleep in his lair woke up to a mouse running over his face. Losing his temper he seized it with his paw and was about to kill it. The mouse, terrified, piteously entreated him to spare its life. ‘Please let me go’, it cried, ‘and one day I will repay you for your kindness’. The idea of so insignificant a creature ever being able to do anything  for him amused the lion so much that he laughed aloud, and good-humouredly let it go.  But the mouse’s chance came, after all. One day the lion got entangled in a net which had been spread for game by some hunters, and the mouse heard and recognised his roars of anger and ran to the spot. Without more ado it set to work to gnaw the ropes with its teeth, and succeeded before long in setting the lion free. ‘There!’, said the mouse, ‘you laughed at me when I promised I would repay you: but now you see, even a mouse can help a lion’.

The moon and her mother

The moon once begged her mother to make her a grown. ‘How can I?’ replied she; ‘there’s no fitting your figure. At one time you are a new moon, and at another you are a full moon; and between whiles you are neither one nor the other.’

The frogs‘ complaint against the sun

Once upon a time the Sun was about to take to himself a wife. The frogs in terror all raised their voices to the skies, and Jupiter, disturbed by the noise, asked them what they were croaking about. They replied: ‘the Sun is bad enough even while he is single, drying up our marshes with his heat as he does. But what will become of us if he marries and begets other Suns?’

The crab and his mother

The crab said to her son, ‘why do you walk sideways like that, my son? You ought to walk straight’. The young crab replied: ‘show me how, dear mother, and I will follow your example’. The old crab tried, but tried in vain, and then saw how foolish she had been to find fault with her child. Example is better than precept.

The tortoise and the hare

A hare was one day making fun of a tortoise for being so slow upon his feet. ‘Wait a bit’, said the tortoise; ‘I’ll run a race with you, and I’ll wager than I win.’ ‘Oh, well’, replied the hare, who was much amused at the idea, ‘let’s try and see’; and it was soon agreed that the fox should set a course for them, and be the judge. When the time came both started off together, but the hare was soon so far ahead that he thought he might as well as well have a rest: so down he lay and fell fast asleep. Meanwhile the tortoise kept plodding on, and in time reached the goal. At last the hare woke up with a start, and dashed on at his fastest, but only to find that the tortoise had already won the race. Slow and steady wins the race.

What do you know about Aesop?/¿Qué sabes sobre Esopo?

Esopo, escritor de fábulas      

Aesop, writer of fables

Would you feel like drawing a fable? Look at this! Here there are some examples:

To summarize …

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The students’ work

Work done by Sergio P. A.

  1. barbara says:

    Bueno Carmen ya he comentado…

  2. No lo he leído en profundidad (“tenemos actividades extraescolares” y mi inglés es lento), pero a simple vista me parece precioso.
    Acabo de colgar una entrada en mi blog en que te enlazo.
    Un abrazo, compañera, y disfruta del fin de semana.

  3. Rubio says:

    I think the first story is more difficult than the second

  4. PIPA says:

    Let´s see how many people do the first one………
    We don´t like reading.

  5. alejandro jimenez says:

    i like the first fable because the mouse give a lesson to the lion

  6. Iván Gómez says:

    I like the first fable because the mouse taugh that is small but he can help.
    I can’t see the second video.

  7. Marina Lomas says:

    I like “The lion and the mouse” because the mouse at the end was more clever than the lion and gave him a lesson.

  8. mario garcia says:

    I like the first fable as the mouse help the lion and gave him a lesson

  9. Adrian Diez Perez says:

    I like the first fable “The lion and the mouse´´ because the mouse give a lesson to the lion although the mouse is very small.

  10. David Lopez says:

    I lihe the first fable ´´the lion and the mouse“ because it is well mad and the two animals help each other.

  11. Adrián Santamaría says:

    I like the first fable “The lion and the mouse” because the movements are very original and the characters are very funny.

  12. Christián Salmón says:

    This is the page that I liked most of all because there are pictures of popular children’s stories worldwide. When I see the pictures remind me of when I was smaller.

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