Monday, January 21, 2019

Additional Information About the 2019 Charlie Bears Fable Collection

Several of you have asked which pairs go together with the 2019 Charlie Bears Fables Collection. 

All of these amazing characters were inspired by the creator of Charlie Bears, Charlotte Morris.  These are some of her favorite fables and folklores.

Lil' Red & Sly (page 7 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
Aesop's Fables, The Hen and the Fox

Slow Coach & Speedy  (page 8+9 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
Aesop's Fables, The Tortoise and The Hare
A tale between two unequal partners, the Fox ridicules the slow-moving Tortoise. The Fox boldly takes a nap mid race, and the Tortoise keeps a steady slow-coach speed to win the race! Which I now see, is why our Slow Coach is looking very happy with himself !

Sarge & Winco Hopper (page 10+11 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
Aesop's Fables, The Ant and the Grasshopper
This hard working Ant doesn't waste all his days dancing and singing his days away and refusing to help his tired friend Ant gather food. When Winter comes, this hungry Grasshopper, begs for food for the efficient Ant, who refuses to share on the grounds of "when I was tired and asked for you help - you said "no" !".

Dunk (page 12 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
St Nicholas Tale (and 1875 folk tale), The Gingerbread Man
 "Run, run as fast as you can - you can't catch me - I'm the Gingerbread Man!"..we all know how this story ends.

Kisses (page 13 in the 2019 Charlie Bears catalog)
The Grimm Brothers, The Frog Prince
A spoiled Princess reluctantly befriends an ugly frog who helped her find her precious golden ball from a pond. As the Frog is really a Prince, when the Frog persuade the Princess to kiss him - the curse from his past disappears - a love story!

Quote of the Day - "Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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