Story Arts | Aesop's ABC | The Tortoise and The HareTopics: Literary Analysis , Summary. The Tortoise and the Hare teaches a valuable lesson of taking your time to do things right. The two characters in this story both participate in taking a race, however the least suspected character, the Tortoise won. The story begins when a hare insults a tortoise for his slowness and brags about how great a runner she is. The tortoise decides to then challenge the hare to a five mile race. The hare agrees to the race and the race starts.
Thank you! With luminous mixed media pictures, a short, carefully meted-out text and a Southwestern U. A persevering tortoise and a speedy but arrogant hare tackle a challenging race course that includes rocky elevations and a water crossing. Meanwhile the tortoise, closely observed by desert denizens, passes the slumbering hare and wins by a length. Bejeweled with blooming cactuses and buzzing with bees, reptiles, mammals and more, the desert tableaux will engross readers. Lush, encompassing endpapers feature, in the front, a layout of the racecourse and, in the rear, the reveling animals, with the hare, still stunned, gazing out at readers. A captivating winner—start to finish!
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Picture Book. Grades PreK Find this book: Amazon. Setting the action in the US Southwest allows Pinkney to create beautiful rich colors in his characters and set them against the savory browns, yellows and golds of the terrain. Here it's the artwork that grabs your attention, tells the story and delights us with the expressiveness of the characters and the overflowing exuberance of the action.