The Tortoise and the Hare
This is one of a set of four books that come in a carrying-case with a matched green and maroon pattern. Each booklet has a stiff cover and sixteen slick pages. The same pattern occurs across the page-tops inside each book. The hare trips over the tortoise. Perhaps he had been running backwards. He does that, claiming that even backwards he is the fastest runner around. At the race's starting-point vendors are selling all sorts of things, from peanuts to t-shirts. During the race, the hare returns to see where the tortoise is and runs around him taunting. The hare tells the crowd near the finish line that finishing the race would be boring. He plans to take a nap and fly past the tortoise when he gets close. When the tortoise approaches the finish line, everyone is quiet. A bunny holding a Hare Power sign faints with a loud thud. That thud wakes up the hare. The tortoise proclaims in his victory speech It doesn't matter how slow or fast you are, as long as you do your best (15). The frustrated hare keeps running back and forth on the race path to show how fast he is, but no one pays attention to him.
DS-Max; ©1997 Bessada Gagné