With illustrations as timeless as the tale, this edition of a classic will delight both parents and children.
Once upon a time, there was a tortoise and the hare. Tortoise was friendly and quiet. He did everything slowly. Hare was flashy and rude. He did everything quickly.
Janet Steven’s signature style adds color, light, and humor to this classic fable. Parents will love revisiting this story as much as children will love reading it, as its always a good time to be rereminded slow and steady wins the race!
About the Author
Janet Stevens has written and illustrated popular books for over 30 years. Some of her titles include Coyote Steals the Blanket: A Ute Tale and Tops & Bottoms. Her books include New York Times Bestsellers, Time Magazine Best Books of the Year, ALA Notable books, and a Caldecott Honor. She is most proud of her numerous state book awards that were voted on by young readers. She has two children and lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wanted to share this fable with my 21 month old granddaughter. I looked at a lot of different books until I found this one. It is a little advanced for her age, but she'll grow into it. It is true to the tale I grew up with, colorful and beautifully illustrated.
This is a good book to teach manners and good sportsmanship to children. I would recommend this book to every teacher, and i myself will use this book to teach my students.
Summary:Hare makes fun of Tortoise because Tortoise is so slow. They decide to race against each other. At the beginning of the race, Hare zooms off, leaving Tortoise way behind. Hare decides to take a nap because he is so far ahead. Hare does not wake up for a long time, and when he finally does, Tortoise is too close to the finish line for him to catch up. Personal Experience:I loved this book. The pictures were cute, and the story is a classic. Classroom Extension:This story could be read to teach children to take your time. If you get ahead of yourself, you're likely to fail. For example, if you were teaching math and some of the children worked ahead and got their problems done faster than the rest of the children, the ones that spent more time working the problem will more likely get the answer correct. It could also be used as a lesson to say "don't count your chickens before they hatch". Hare thought he had the race in the bag, but he decided to take a nap because he was so confident that he was going to win. This resulted in his loss of the race.