The Big Race by Shirley Glaser

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When Harry Hare and Tommy Tortoise decide to have a race, Harry takes off like the wind. In this version, Harry passes some world-famous sights, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids, the Parthenon, and more! But when he grows weary and stops for a nap-guess who manages to beat him to the finish? In this clever format, though, the end is also the beginning, as the book turns over to keep the story continuing again and again. Parents will love sharing this age-old fable with their children through this ingeniously designed picture book.

About Shirley Glaser

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Shirley Glaser co-wrote If Apples Had Teeth with her husband, Milton Glaser. Milton Glaser is an internationally known artist and illustrator. Born on June 26, 1929 in New York City, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. He has had an eclectic career, starting the Push-Pin design studio in 1954 while teaching at the School of Visual Arts. Collections of his designs appear in book form, including Milton Glaser: Graphic Design and The Underground Gourmet Cookbook. Glaser is perhaps best known for his creation of the I Love NY logo, but he has also created numerous other logos for various entities, including the one for Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- winning play, Angels in America. In 1968 he co-founded New York magazine, and in 1974, his own company, Milton Glaser Inc. Glaser has also been a design consultant for the Windows on the World bar and restaurant in the World Trade Center in New York City.
Published January 1, 2005 by Hyperion. 25 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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The creators of the overdressed Alphazeds (2003) follow up with a less fussy, but uninspired remake of the perennially popular “Tortoise and the Hare.” This time, legendary designer Milton sends Harry Hare scuttling around the world to each continent (the route is mapped out on the endpapers), pa...

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Milton Glaser's crayony illustrations and Shirley Glaser's text give a generic flavor for each region (Harry smells the ""aromas of garlic, olive oil, and oranges"" in Spain, sees paper kites in China and dodges baseball players in the Dominican Republic), and changing colors of sky, from gold to...

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