The Tortoise and the Hare

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Jerry Pinkney
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9780316183567
Pages: 40

The classic story of the race between the tortoise and the hare is recreated and rediscovered in Caldecott Medalist’s Jerry Pinkney’s children’s book. With limited words, children can easily follow the progression of steady and slow winning the race as well as become familiar with this classic tale.

The illustrations are beautiful in this children’s book. Every page is full of eye catching images and actions. With limited words, it could be difficult for some readers to share with children. However, some parents and teachers thrive off of books that require imagination. Because the progression of the story requires creative thought from the reader, it sparks growth as well as the stretching of the reader’s mind.