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This companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion and the Mouse is Jerry Pinkney's most stunning masterpiece yet. Even the slowest tortoise can defeat the quickest hare, and even the proudest hare can learn a timeless lesson from the most humble tortoise: Slow and steady wins the race! Here is a superbly rendered journey from starting line to finish that embodies the bravery, perseverance, and humility we can all find inside ourselves.

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"Caldecott winner Pinkney's magnificently illustrated version of this famous fable gives the race the excitement of an Olympic event. On the title page, the hare challenges the tortoise and gives his neckerchief to the fox referee to use for a flag. The setting is the Southwestern desert, and the animal spectators range from bobcat and vulture to field mouse and frog. The hare leaps forth as if shot from a cannon; the tortoise, grim-faced in an engineer's cap and bandanna, plods forward. Iterative text, delivered word by word at tortoise speed, bolsters the story's lesson. 'Slow and steady,' reads the spread that shows the tortoise making his way through a pond that the hare cleared with one leap. 'Slow and steady wins,' shows the tortoise lumbering past the snoring hare. 'Slow and steady wins the,' sees the hare struggling to catch up as the tortoise strides across the finish line. Pinkney's portraits are so lifelike that the animals appear to breathe, and they present a peaceable kingdom in which predators and prey live in harmony. Ages 3 — 6. Agent: Sheldon Fogelman, Sheldon Fogelman Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise and the Hare and The Grasshopper and the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316183567
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.25 x 9.75 x 0.5 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Caldecott winner Pinkney's magnificently illustrated version of this famous fable gives the race the excitement of an Olympic event. On the title page, the hare challenges the tortoise and gives his neckerchief to the fox referee to use for a flag. The setting is the Southwestern desert, and the animal spectators range from bobcat and vulture to field mouse and frog. The hare leaps forth as if shot from a cannon; the tortoise, grim-faced in an engineer's cap and bandanna, plods forward. Iterative text, delivered word by word at tortoise speed, bolsters the story's lesson. 'Slow and steady,' reads the spread that shows the tortoise making his way through a pond that the hare cleared with one leap. 'Slow and steady wins,' shows the tortoise lumbering past the snoring hare. 'Slow and steady wins the,' sees the hare struggling to catch up as the tortoise strides across the finish line. Pinkney's portraits are so lifelike that the animals appear to breathe, and they present a peaceable kingdom in which predators and prey live in harmony. Ages 3 — 6. Agent: Sheldon Fogelman, Sheldon Fogelman Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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