The Tortoise and the Hare RETOLD

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Braun, Eric
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2021
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True to this series, this retold version of TH is funny. The fun starts when the hare tells the tortoise insulting jokes about his slowness, like "It takes you an hour to fall down!" The hare listening says in a speech bubble "This is turning into a bad hare day." Ouch! These jokes last for several pages. At the tortoise's suggestion of a race, the hare answers that he is faster than the internet. The tortoise, running as fast as he can, passes three blades of grass in ten minutes. The hare near the finish line thinks that it would be funny to sleep here and still win. "That would be hilarious." The awakening hare, when the tortoise is about to finish the race, declares "I'd better hare-y up!" The tortoise celebrates his victory by taking a "shellfie," a tortoise selfie. I agree that this version would appeal to children of age 8 to 12. As 18 declares, "This version of the story is different from the original. It has jokes and silly images. But the moral stayed the same." That moral is "The race is not always to the swift." The questions on 23 may provoke good reflection.
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Ji Jinx: Black Rabbit Books
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