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This book is a collection of plays that have been adapted from Aesop's most famous fables. They can be used as performance plays, readers theatre or just used to promote reading in groups. Each play is between five and ten minutes long. The plays can be adapted to suit the various needs of the group. The cast list is very flexible – more characters can be added. Characters can be changed or omitted. In addition, the teacher/group leader can assume the role of the storyteller if the children are unable to read or not at the reading level required. Also included in this book is a variety of drama activities. These activities are designed to be fun and enjoyable as well as promoting group cohesion, character development and creativity.

The plays in the collection are:
The Lion and the Mouse
The Ants and the Grasshopper
The Hare and the Tortoise
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Belling the Cat
The Miller, his Son and the Donkey
The Fox and the Crow
The Cockerel and the Fox
The Goatherd and the Wild Goats
The North Wind and the Sun
The Fox and the Cat
The Fox that lost his tail
The Cat and the Hen
The Peacock and the Crane
The Dog and the Bone
The Ant and the Dove
The Crow and the Pitcher

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