Perhaps it’s a second childhood for me, but Mary B. Cooper, children’s writer and illustrator, has captured my full attention. “A Tale of Two Turtles” tells of two turtles, one thoroughly satisfied with his life and another, an unhappy misfit who finds happiness — thanks to a little deception by the happy turtle. The simple moral is profound and I shall not divulge it. “A Tale of Two Turtles” is out-of-print I believe, but available in used and rare book stores. Ohioans might be especially lucky to find it. I found it at prices like $115. If my wife had not acquired the tale from Ms. Cooper back in our Ohio years, I would buy it this day at that price or higher. This tale is worthy the attention of Aesop himself. It transcends its genre.
Steadfast and cautious,