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The story reads as though it’s a book-format Looney Tunes short, from paintings that mimic freeze frames to a sports-commentator voice. Clever and appealing.
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Alison Murray offers an enchanting retelling of a much-loved Aesop’s fable with a mischievous twist.

Hare (Leapus swifticus) can barely stay still for a minute. He’s the fastest on the farm. Tortoise (Slow and steadicus) can stay still for a very long time. She has occasionally been mistaken for a rock. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win . . . isn’t he? Through the meadow, around the duck pond, and straight into the carrot field. Carrots? Oh, dear. Whether encountering the classic tale for the first time or tracing the racecourse map to relive it, children will be quick to realize Hare’s folly and eager to join the cheering for easygoing, persistent Tortoise. She may be slow, but watch her go!

 

About the Author

Alison Murray is the author-illustrator of several books for children, including Hickory Dickory Dog, The House That Zack Built, and Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten. She lives in Scotland.
 
Published January 1, 2016 by Hachette Childrens Group.
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Jan 20 2016

The story reads as though it’s a book-format Looney Tunes short, from paintings that mimic freeze frames to a sports-commentator voice. Clever and appealing.

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