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Title: 小故事大道理 – 寓言故事
Translated title: The Little Stories – Fables
Language: Chinese
Year: 2005

I don’t know if this just happens to be a worse collection of stories than the previous one about folk tales or if my dissatisfaction simply stems from the fact that these stories appear duller because they are more familiar. I know very little about Chinese mythology, at least if compared to what I know about fables. Regardless of the reason, this book was hardly worthwhile.

Some of the stories are too simple and to repetitive (and no, this isn’t because of the language level, because the next book I will review shortly is in the same series and I read that one the day after I finished this, and I noticed no such tendencies). The manga style for the pictures also seems more suitable for Eastern stories, but feels a bit out of place illustrating Western fables. Of course, I still think the format is quite interesting and some stories also merit a couple of snails.

It was good that I decided to read this book now, though, because if I wait too long, this kind of book will be too easy, and since I’ve already bought the book, it would feel a bit wasted.  As I have already mentioned, I have already finished another book in this series, and after that, only one remains; expect more reviews in the near future! My quest for better reading comprehension and speed continues!

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  1. Carin’s avatar

    Även om inte boken var bra kan den vara värd ett köp bara för framsidan… Det halva huset i övre vänstra hörnet är fascinerande… och vad gör grästuvorna i luften? eller är det sjögräs och de springer egentligen under vattnet ..


    1. Olle Linge’s avatar

      Bra frågor. Jag har ingen aning. Faktum är att jag inte lade märke till det förrän nu när jag läste din kommentar (som jag tidigare också missat). Det känns lite som något gått loss med clipart och ett ganska begränsat urval med bilder. :)