Aesop's Fables are short, kid-friendly stories that offer a moral. For example, "Two Travelers and a Bear" shows that true friendship is tested in hard times. "The Flies and the Honey" discourages readers from letting greed or love of pleasure lead to misfortune.Continue Reading
In "Two Travelers and a Bear," two men are journeying through a forest when they encounter a huge bear. One man behaves selfishly by abandoning his friend to climb a tree, while the other lies down and plays dead. Before leaving, the bear whispers to the man on the ground that it is unwise to keep company with someone who abandons a friend in danger.
In "The Flies and the Honey," a group of flies finds a jar of spilled honey and carelessly feasts upon it. Their bodies and wings become too sticky to move, resulting in their deaths.Learn more about Children's Books