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IT’S FABLES TIME


“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

PRE – READING LOG

NoDayTitlesWhy am I Intrested To ReadQuestion Before I Read
1WednesdayThe Frogs and The OxBecause two of animals that living in different environment became on the title of the story.What will happen to the frog and the ox which lives in different environment?
2WednesdayA Young Crab and His MotherBecause my zodiac is Cancer and the sign of Cancer is a crab.What kind of story will a mother of crab and her son told the readers?
3ThursdayBelling The CatI interested on the title and the cover that made me remember about Tom&Jerry cartoon.Will the story similar with Tom&Jerry story?
4ThursdayThe Lion and The MouseBecause a lion and a mouse supposed to be impossible to get contact to each other because they live in different environment.What’s going to happen between the King of The Jungle and a dirty animal like mouse?
5FridayThe Wolf and His ShadowBecause the cover looks so dramatic, like a lonely wolf just had his shadow in this world.How the story will be?
6FridayThe Crow and The PitcherBecause the character is between an animal and a thing.What will happen between an animal and a thing?
7SaturdayThe Grasshopper and The AntsBecause the cover was so interesting by showed up a Grasshopper held biola on his hands.Will the Ants dancing to the Grasshopper’s instrument?
8SaturdayThe Raven and The SwanBecause I think I heard this story in my childhood.Is this a story that I heard in my childhood?

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”―James Herriot

This week I read eight fables that reminded me of my childhood when my Mama used to read a lot of fables before I went to bed, and those were very precious memories that can not be replaced by anything for me.

Who said that fables are only for kids? Yeah, maybe that’s right. But, we all ever being a kid, right? So, let’s go, KIDS!

Here are what I’ve got after I read the fables.

DAY 1
Wednesday
Date: February, 19th 2020
Time18.00 – 18.05
TitleThe Frogs and The Ox
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersAn Ox, Young Frog, Old Frog
Main points of the storyThe Ox are abou to drink water from a lake, but accidentally he stepped on a little frog which was passing by with its group. So a little frog fell into the water and his groups looked for him. The one that saw a little frog fell into the water told others that a monster was kicked a little frog to the water.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesDo not attempt the impossible.
DAY 1 Wednesday Date: February, 19th 2020
Time18.10 – 18.12
TitleA Young Crab and His Mother
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersA Young Crab, Mother of Crab
Main points of the storyA Mother of Crab told her son to walking straight instead of walking sideways. But, when her son asked her to show him how to walking straight, a Mother of Crab could not do it.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesDo not tell others how to act unless you can set a good example.
DAY 2
Thursday
Date: February, 20th 2020
Time20.00 – 20.05
TitleBelling The Cat
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersYoung Mouse, Old Mouse, The Mice
Main points of the storyThe Mice planned to free themselves from the cat by belling the bell on the Cat’s neck, so they will know when the Cat getting closer to them. But, they didn’t know who should go to ring the bell.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesIt is one thing to say that something should be done, but quite a different matter to do it.
DAY 2
Thursday
Date: February, 20th 2020
Time20.10 – 20.13
TitleThe Lion and The Mouse
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersA Lion and A Mouse
Main points of the storyOne day, a Mouse was caught up by a Lion, but the Lion let the Mouse escaped because the Mouse begged him. And few days later, the Lion was trapped by hunter’s net and couldn’t escape. He roared and the Mouse heard him. Finally, the Mouse helped the Lion to escaped.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesA kindness is never wasted.
DAY 3
Friday
Date: February, 21th 2020
Time18.15 – 18.18
TitleThe Wolf and His Shadow
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersA Wolf and A Lion
Main points of the storyOne day, when a wolf walked under the sun, he saw his shadow was bigger than him. He thought that he was greater than his enemy, a Lion. So, he went to find the Lion. After they met, he tried to show the Lion his big-shadow, but the sun already gone. At the end, the Lion attacked the Wolf, and the Wolf lose.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesDo not let your fancy make you forget reality.
DAY 3
Friday
Date: February, 21th 2020
Time18.30 – 18.33
TitleThe Crow and The Pitcher
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersThe Crow
Main points of the storyA Crow was thirsty in the middle of dry weather. After he found water inside a pitcher, he tried to reach the water and drink it, but it was hard because the water was on the bottom of the pitcher and he couldn’t reach it. But, an idea came to his mind. He threw things inside the pitcher so the water would get higher and higher.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesIn an emergency, the use of our good mind can help us.
DAY 4
Saturday
Date: February, 22nd 2020
Time00.15 – 00.17
TitleThe Grasshopper and The Ants
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersA Grasshoppers and The Ants
Main points of the storyAnimal mostly stored food during summer and saved it later for winter. But, this Grasshoppers wasn’t stored any food because he was busy making music. And when he asked the Ants for food, they rejected it.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesThere’s time for work and time for play.
DAY 4
Saturday
Date: February, 22nd 2020
Time00.20 – 00.22
TitleThe Raven and The Swan
SourcesAesops Fables (https://www.shortkidstories.com/story/aesops-fables/)
CharactersA Raven and A Swan.
Main points of the storyThe Raven wanted to have white feathers like the Swan. So, he ended up act like he was a Swan. He swam on water, because he thought that it could make him become a Swan. Unfortunatelly, he got thinner and died.
CommentsThe writer delivered the story in a little bit too-high language for a fable like this, especially when fable is often read by kids.
Moral valuesChanging habits will not change nature.

New vocabularies found from all of the stories: bustling, grain, fiddle, whined, shrugged, marshes, rejoicing, arose, roused, amused, toils.

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