PPBF: The Hare and the Tortoise

Another classic picture book in the *giveaway series to celebrate my 4th blogiversary.

H&TCoverIllustrator: Brian Wildsmith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1966
Ages: 3-7
Themes: hares, tortoises, fables
Opening: A hare and a tortoise were having an argument. The Hare, who could run very fast, thought he was much more clever than the tortoise, who could only move slowly and had to carry his house around on his back.

H&Ta.jpgSummary: (from goodreads) The race is on–the race, quick as lightning, against the tortoise, who not only moves slowly but carries his entire house on his back. Off they go. In a flash, the hare is yards away, flying over the grass. The tortoise has barely moved. Does he have any chance of winning?

H&T1.jpgI like this book because: not only is it a favorite fable, but it’s a stunner, then and now!

H&T3Resources/activities: research the intelligence of animals, as perceived in the past in comparison to now; what differences are there? Does one life skill trump another?

H&T4.jpgFor existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE

*giveaway contest rules: find an animal that is present in all four of the classics in the series of picture books, starting with last week’s recommendation: Rosie’s Walk. Mention your guess in the comment section after the fourth book is featured on April 8th.


17 thoughts on “PPBF: The Hare and the Tortoise

  1. There is always room for fables – especially as richly illustrated as this one! Tortoise and Hare is a great one to feature pre-Boston Marathon. 🙂


  2. Pingback: PPBF: Henny Penny (*giveaway series) | julie rowan-zoch

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