For the lesson plans click on the images


A very spoiled cat who should be chasing a rat. 

8 illustrations, 111 words

Tye Can Fly
Tye wants to know why she can’t fly. Everyone tells her fish don't do that but she won't give up her dream. 

12 illustrations, 159 words

The Adventures of Mo and Jo
Jo is so busy competing to see who can fly higher he doesn't see Cat Capri. 

12 illustrations, 233 words

Lazy Daisy
Daisy is hot, cold or stuck in the mud but she will not move until a neighbour has an idea.

14 illustrations, 253 words
 Traffic Lights
...and even when it's green, check one more time before crossing!

20 illustrated pages
Don't Touch The Mangoes !
A story about greed and kindness. No lesson plan but a script is included in the book. 

18 illustrated pages
Bradly's puppy is always getting scolded, 
until he catches a thief.
​Ages 4-6

18 illustrated pages

I Would if I Could
Should he, could he, or would he? 

9 illustrations, 163 words
Perry the Parrot Does Not Like Carrots
Perry is stubborn and will not listen to his friends who tell him how tasty and healthy carrots are. "Never!" he says. 
12 illustrations, 104 words
The Mouse in The House
The whole family tries to catch a mouse that runs over the table, under the chair and into Hilda's hair.

11 illustrations, 183 words

​Two Bored Turtles
Two turtles almost get caught by a snake because they are so busy being bored. 

11 illustrations, 218 words


14 stories inspired by Aesop's Fables, in English and French

Age Seven Onward

In the last chapter of both volumes are dialogues taken from the stories which can become a performance. Interactive reading greatly improves reading skills.

On the AESOP site are theatre exercises and simple solutions for a play.


The English language is bereft with irregularities - antonyms, synonyms, homonyms... 

Why is that so? I don't know. 
The Pecan Grove

Age Eight Onward

17 pages

(Click on the cover for a preview)






  Aesop's fables were assembled after his death and survived two and a half millennium through wars, censorship and natural disasters. During this long period they were translated and adapted to the cultures of Europe and the Middle East. They were popular during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe notwithstanding a ban on non-religious subjects by the Church. The most well known adaptation of Aesop's Fables is Fables Choisies: by the poet Jean de la Fontaine, in the 17th century. 

Quatorze histoires en deux volumes inspirées par les fables d’Esope. Esope était avant tout un homme bien intégré dans la politique d’Athènes (700 avant JC) et utilisait les animaux dans ses histoires pour passer ses idées sans être offensif. 

La traduction en anglais est fidèle. Ça aide beaucoup dans l’apprentissage d’une langue, d’avoir déjà en tête l’histoire.  



Forty-three illustrated pages
Mr. Brown Survives 
Hurricane Katrina
How one can overcome any obstacle with the 
right attitude.

25 pages, 
some illustrated