Hare And The Tortoise
|Rating||:||4.12 (785 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
"Classic tale with a few twists and animal information" according to A. Williams. What I loved about this book was the variety of animals it featured, everything from a cheetah to a giraffe, to a sloth and a lorikeet! Not to mention that at the end of the book are little facts about each of the animals - like which is the slowest animal in the world, the fastest, etc.The illustrations were quite nice as well - pretty accurate, but still with a child-friendly cuteness.The story itself is pretty much the same as always but it includes a few fun twists because of the variety of animals. I ca. A Customer said Should have won an award. I cannot believe this is not an award winning book. I have read many children's books lately, and to me this ranks right up there with the Caldecotts and other award winners. The illustrations are wonderful, depicting the animals realistically yet with very expressive almost human faces. The story has some nice humorous twists to it, and I found it very entertaining. There is even an educational aspect to it, as it includes an index of sorts to the animals depicted and a little information about them. I thin. A Customer said A children's dream come true. The book is truly a dream come true for many children. I myself found the book to be soothing to a rejected child who is always to slow and never wins. This just goes to show that good sportsmanship and willingness makes the grade. I know that someday when I children that I will read this book to them rather they are the fastest most athletic kid in the class or the slowest and last picked kid in the class
A follow-up to KING OF THE BIRDS which tells the classic fable of the hare and the tortoise. The hare is the faster, but does that mean he will win the race? Illustrated in colour by the author.
This change destroys Aesop's moral of perseverance and creates unwarranted sympathy for the hare. It also allows readers to concentrate on the conglomeration of creatures that Ward has assembled in the beautiful and scientifically precise ink-and-watercolor illustrations. The book is excellently designed, with a generous use of white space and large-type lines that literally bend to the motion in the pictures and the pacing of the story. The narrative is fluid, though the voice in the telling is not as strong as the voice in the paintings. . From School Library Journal Grade 1-4-Ward uses this ta