The Hare and the Tortoise
. Dominie Press, Inc. . Carlsbad, CA
Dom 7 .
PZ8.2.T787 Ha 1999 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is identical with a copy already in the collection except that it is a fourth rather than a fifth printing. Here is the seventh book listed in this series of ten, the second book that I have found thus far. It has about twice the number of words as the other volume, The Very Greedy Dog. There are 587 words here to 228 there. Sixteen pages. In this version, the boastful hare doubles back to tell the tortoise that he might as well give up. Within sight of the goal 'This is such an easy race!' he said to himself. 'I've even got time for a little nap' (10). This tortoise's repeated line is I must keep going! I must keep going! (13). The tortoise gets to proclaim the moral at the end: Slow and steady wins the race (16). Now I need to find the other eight booklets in the series!