The cow, the goat, the sheep and the lion: the text of the fairy tale
A cow, a goat and a sheep accustomed to endure offenses and abuses, joined forces with a lion.
Walking together in a wood, they found a huge deer and decided to hunt. Together, they managed to capture him!
It was time to share the spoils. The lion thought about it: “I will take the first part, because my name is lion. You will also give me the second part, because I am strong. The third, because I am worth more. The fourth … because if you try to get it you will end up in trouble” .
So the domineering lion took away the entire prey.
Moral? Better not trust the alliance with a powerful … bully!
The fables of Aesop, reviewed by Phaedrus, an opportunity to reflect
Short stories, at your fingertips, that teach you to grow? It is about the fables of Aesop. The fables, attributed to the Greek author, are about 358. Many of these have become a shared cultural baggage: in a few lines they tell us the story of personified animals, with the aim of teaching us a moral.
This is why we still propose Aesop’s fables to children today.
The fables of Aesop bring to light practical expedients, just for this simplicity in the exposition the fables can be heard with the reading aloud starting from 4/5 years.