Library of Congress Brings Fables to Life
Teaching With the Library of Congress, one of the library's blogs, announced this week that the library has released "Aesop's Fables Interactive Book" as a free app for use on iPhones, iPads, and Android platforms. The e-book is also available for desktop computers.
The e-book, which has been adapted from The Aesop for Children: With Pictures by Milo Winter (1919), is not just a digitized copy of the book—readers can interact with some of the illustrations by clicking on them to view moving animations.
The takeaway for teachers, notes the blog's author Danna Bell-Russel, an educational resource specialist at the Library of Congress, is that the e-book can help students better understand and interpret fables, which is a requirement of the Common Core State Standards.