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dc.contributor.authorCrow, Kristynen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorForshay, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorIllustrated by Christina Forshayen_US
dc.identifier.other10106 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is another large-format children's book that announces its zest with its catchy title. The book sustains the energy. The text is rhyming rap. Deep inside the city/ was a hip and happy hare./ He was zippy, sometimes lippy,/ takin' taxis everywhere. The hare is plugged in and turned on. Way out in the country/ was a tortoise calm and cool./ He was quite the mellow fellow/ chillin' out beside the pool. The illustration has the tortoise floating on his back in a pool, with a drink perched on his chest and a butterfly sitting on his nose. Tortoise and hare literally bump into each other at the county fair. Tortoise suggests a race. The crowd at the starting line features pigs, sheep, and chickens. Hare declares I really hate to beat you but I must. Hare stops for a picnic lunch under a tree. Hare even presents a rock concert. This event is labeled groovy. Was it only in his dreams? Several animals have cameras at the finish-line. As hare comes skidding in at the finish, tortoise pops his head out of the shell and wins by a nose. 'That was Groovy! That was Fun!' Hare said, 'Dude, I shoulda' won.' Now they are two buddies out in the country racing in the pool, where the tortoise says I really hate to beat you but I must and the hare urges him to chill out. The illustrations are engaging and lively throughout. The book's Chicago pride comes out in the first illustration, where the hare's cab has a punning O'Hare Airport sign.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKristyn Crowen_US
dc.publisherAlbert Whitman & Companyen_US
dc.subject.lccPZ8.2.C8858 Re 2011en_US
dc.titleThe Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hareen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationChicago, Ill.en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $12.67en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.coverThis book has a dust jacket (book cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1One storyen_US

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