In the case of these fables, what themes do you think the author is expressing? What


other meanings can you find when you dig into the fables? Choose one fable and


write a DIFFERENT moral for it.


 What are some of the key similarities and differences between the fables and the


didactic tales “Goody Two Shoes” and “The Purple Jar”? How can you tell that the


didactic tales were written specifically for children?


 How do you think modern children might respond to the didactic tales?