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From the title of this book, the author is teaching children new vocabularies. The word Tortoise is another word for turtle and Hare is another word for rabbit. Reading this book to my daughter, she kept telling me that the Hare would win the race because the Tortoise was slow and Hare are very fast. But by the end of this book she was very surprise to find out with determination and steady speed Tortoise would win the race. Yes, if the Hare was not so overly confident or so boastful he would ...more
In this retelling of the classic fable, Mark White successfully makes the fable easy to read for a young child while keeping the story intact. The story teaches its young readers that arrogance and laziness lead to defeat while determination and humility will put you on the road to success. There is nothing different or particularly special about this retelling to set it apart form all of the other adaptations of this well-known fable, but it is well-written, the pictures are bright and engaging ...more