Aesop may have been the first children’s book author. As such, he should have been beloved for his merry ways, warm heart, and helpful morals (like "look before you leap.") Ha! Actually, Aesop was extremely insulting, sarcastic, and was known for embezzling money from rich benefactors.
And so instead of constantly trotting out new fables to public acclaim, Aesop died sprinting off a cliff. You see, Aesop’s neighbors in the town of Delphi despised the mean children’s author so much, a mob of them chased him off a precipice!