The Tortoise and the Hare
. Magic Wagon . Edina, MN
mwst 5 .
xPZ8.2.D347To 2010 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an extra copy of this book. This is a 32-page adaptation of TH. The hare here is rather human and certainly aggressive. You're the slowest thing I've ever seen! he says to the tortoise. You shouldn't make fun of me, the tortoise responds. When the tortoise asks Do you want to race? the hare cannot stop laughing, as is shown by four different views of him laughing (18-19). The hare grew tired and decided to take a nap (27). This is a significant decision on the part of the text-maker. Often he falls into sleep rather than deciding to sleep. The final picture of this version has the two contestants shaking hands. Their moral is Slow and steady wins the race! I like the style of these adaptations. I was inspired when I found The Fox and the Grapes in this series and immediately found and ordered the rest.