The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Author:Patricia Scarry Three of Aesop's fables have been adapted by Patricia Scarry in this classic Little Golden Book. Richard Scarry's illustrations will be instantly familiar to anyone who has visited any of the Scarry treasuries. — The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, as the main title, gets the full treatment in this slender volume. The story runs from page 2 thr... more »ough page 14. As a child, I remembered the cat (and the city in general) being very frightening; upon rereading it as an adult (and the servant of three cats), I still found shivers running up and down my spine.
The Fox and the Crow, which runs from page 15 to page 21, brings the story to life even for pre-readers. The Dog and his Bone, one of Aesop's shortest fables, is also the shortest piece in the book at only two pages long.« less