The Tortoise and the Hare
. Adirondack Books . Canandaigua, NY
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This is a 24-page 8" square pamphlet. The tortoise here is a female and the hare a male, nicely set off by the pink along his nose and up into his ears. Once the race is ready to be run, "everyone thought that the hare would win, but secretly, they were rooting for the tortoise. The hare decides to take a rest and taunts the tortoise that he can catch up to her "in a minute." Perhaps to our surprise, the hare awakens and is still comfortably in the lead. The hare then decides to stop and munch on some lettuce sprouts on the side of the road. The heavy meal and the hot sun do him in. He awakens as the tortoise is moving down the stretch, to the cheers of the crowd. This tortoise sweats as she nears the finish line and sticks out her neck. "If you persevere and try your best you can succeed."