The Hare And The Tortoise by Helen Ward4+ stars. Loved this retelling!!! The story is told simply but, oh, with such flavor! I couldnt stand the hare from page one!!! What a pompous, careless, self-centered little creature. (Possibly adults get a little more out of the story, knowing how such individuals really do run around and make havoc in our lives, haha!) The tortoise, on the other hand, doesnt make a stink about it--he simply goes along calmly with his own life, not getting upset, allowing the hare to build his own destiny (ah, again, such wise lessons for us all!) The illustrations are gorgeous--they are quite realistic and yet also charming. (At times, they reminded me a bit of Marjolian Bastins work.) Lots of creatures from all over the world gather to watch the race--even some obscure ones that kids will love meeting. The end of the book has a great educational segment identifying all the creatures and giving a little info on them.
The Tortoise and the Hare
Podcast: Play in new window Download. I am Ariel Goodbody, your host for this show. The name of the story is The Rabbit and the Tortoise. You can find a transcript of the episode at EasyStoriesInEnglish. This contains the full story, as well as my conversation before it.
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One day a rabbit was boasting about how fast he could run. He was laughing at the turtle for being so slow. The rabbit thought this was a good joke and accepted the challenge. The fox was to be the umpire of the race. As the race began, the rabbit raced way ahead of the turtle, just like everyone thought.
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