Have you ever noticed how big the fable and fairytale section at the library is? At ours anyway it's huge - filled with books of familiar and not so familiar fables and fairytales from around the world. Handed down and retold from one generation to the next, they can be an important tool for teaching kids morals and lessons.
Recently we've noticed a few artists using traditional fables in their modern artwork. You can find links to posters by Pushmepullyou Design and Ink+Wit below - both say these are just the first of a series so we'll be keeping our eyes out for more. We've also included a link to Italian designer Enzo Mari's Fable Game - interlocking cards kids can use to create their own tales - which was created in the 50s, but still for sale today.
• Fox and Stork by Pushmepullyou Design, $40
• The Fishing Bear by Pushmepullyou Design, $40
• Fox and Crow by Pushmepullyou Design, $40
• The Hare and the Tortoise by Ink+Wit , $50 (pre-order, available mid-Sept.)
• The Fable Game by Enzo Mari, $36 (and inspiration for this great product from Kid O)