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The Monkey and the Tortoise

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A Tagalog Tale
Dr. Jose Rizal

"The Monkey and the Tortoise” is a fable that teaches a lesson about greed. The monkey outwits the tortoise so that he could eat all the bananas  but the tortoise gives him a dose of his own medicine. Jose Rizal translated fable into English from his illustrated Spanish version. In 2012, NHCP published Rizal’s English translation as a coloring book for children with new illustrations by Bryan Anthony C. Paraiso.

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