What do you expect me to do? Write a critique on the CONTENT of Aesop's Fables?? How am I going to criticize The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Mouse and the Lion, or The Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg!? These stories are timeless works of genius- among the very brightest jewels in the canon of human offerrings. No, this critique is of the Oxford World Classics version- a very extensive collection of his stories, translated in a fluid style which is fun to read. I love this book.