The Hare And The Tortoise by Brian WildsmithThe Hare And The Tortoise by Brian Wildsmith

The Hare And The Tortoise

byBrian Wildsmith

Paperback | July 15, 2007

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'I am sure to win, but we will race if you like.' So laughs the hare when a slow tortoise challenges him to run all the way to the old cart. His speed is never in doubt but perhaps it is the hare's boastfulness that should make us question the likely outcome of the race? The simple message of this La Fontaine fable - that modesty and perseverance will always be rewarded - is gloriously told in this lovely picture book from Brian Wildsmith, an internationally acclaimed writer and artist for children. His simple words and sumptuous illustrations bring a freshness tothis timeless fable and the stunning new cover design and imaginative interior typography will delight a whole new generation of young Wildsmith fans.
Brian Wildsmith's ABC - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 1962, The Lion and the Rat - runner up for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1963
Title:The Hare And The TortoiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.12 inPublished:July 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192727087

ISBN - 13:9780192727084

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Editorial Reviews

`With the Fables of La Fontaine, Wildsmith turned Wordsmith, retelling the tales with a simplicity that enhances the complexity of the illustrations. In The Hare and the Tortoise, the animals are seen against dazzling, semi-abstract backgrounds, with pinks and purples dotted with shimmering,close-toned blobs of viridian green and cerulean blue that dance before your eyes. 'Joanne Carey, The Guardian