Is There Really a Human Race? by Jamie Lee Curtis

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Is there really a human race?

Is it going on now all over the place?

When did it start?

Who said, "Ready, Set, Go"?

Did it start on my birthday?

I really must know.

With these questions, our hero's imagination is off and running. Is the human race an obstacle course? Is it a spirit? Does he get his own lane? Does he get his own coach?

Written with Jamie Lee Curtis's humor and heart and illustrated with Laura Cornell's worldly wit, Is There Really a Human Race? Is all about relishing the journey and making good choices along the way—because how we live and how we love is how we learn to make the world a better place, one small step at a time.


About Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis is mommy to Annie and Tom. Her husband, Christopher Guest, hangs her moon by making her laugh out loud daily. She hangs out in her home with friends and family and four-legged creatures, and although she doesn't look good in one, she hangs her hat in Southern California.
Published September 5, 2006 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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The second half of Curtis’s rhyming ode to humanity concludes with a series of responses pointing out everyone’s responsibility to “just try your best” and help one another “make the world better for the whole human race.” Cornell’s signature full-color cartoon illustrations with hand-lettered te...

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In Is There Really A Human Race?, Jamie Lee Curtis cleverly sculpts her story from a play-on-words describing the "human race" as an actual race to finish first or get ahead despite hurting others along the way.

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Throughout the following pages, he continues to wonder about what kind of race it would be, how that race should be run, and what is to be gained.

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