COCKEREL, DOG, AND FOX (2020)
“Cockerel, Dog, and Fox” is a tale from the book “Aesop’s Fables,” as retold by Michael Rosen. In the story, wily Fox is outwitted by Cockerel and his friend Dog. The narration is richly performed by Michael Rosen, children’s poet, author, and lifelong champion of children’s rights and education. In his clear-eyed retelling, Rosen uses a sly comic touch to address the reality of bullying and child exploitation, but doesn’t shrink from the possibility of violence and the importance of turning to friends for help.