The Tortoise & the Hare

The Tortoise & the Hare

Book - 2013
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This lavish, highly-acclaimed rendition of Aesop's most beloved fable about grit, hope, and resilience is brought to life by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney.
This nearly wordless companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse is Jerry Pinkney's most stunning masterpiece yet. Even the slowest tortoise can defeat the quickest hare, and even the proudest hare can learn a timeless lesson from the most humble tortoise: Slow and steady wins the race ! Here is a superbly rendered journey from starting line to finish that embodies the bravery, perseverance, and humility we can all find inside ourselves.
Don't miss these other classic retellings by Jerry Pinkney: The Lion & the Mouse The Grasshopper & the Ants The Three Billy Goats Gruff Little Red Riding Hood
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316183567
Branch Call Number: 398.2452 PIN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm.
Alternative Title: Tortoise and the hare


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Jan 08, 2019

Gorgeous illustrations and great re-telling of the classic story, with a wee twist at the end. Loved the authors note about how important the story was to him as a child, struggling with dyslexia.

ChristchurchKids May 23, 2016

The setup may sound familiar: a cocky hare challenges a determined tortoise to a race. The details here are a bit different, though -- the setting is a vividly rendered version of the American Southwest, and the spectators are animals you'd find there (Gila monster, bobcat, vulture, etc.). Additionally, master storyteller Jerry Pinkney spells out the moral in a satisfying, cumulative fashion, beginning with "slow" and working up to "slow and steady wins the race" just in time for the tortoise's (eventual) victory. If you like this interpretation of a well-known fable, check out Pinkney's equally lush and intricate retellings of The Lion & the Mouse and The Grasshopper & the Ants.

SCL_Preschool Jan 20, 2014

An absolutely gorgeous picture book that is nearly wordless. The illustrations speak for themselves and tell the well-known tale of the tortoise and the hare.

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