Friday, July 29, 2016

Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray -ADVISABLE

Murray, Alison Hare and Tortoise Candlewick, 2015. $16.99.  PICTURE BOOK
A re-telling of the classic Aesop fable, this features a super high energy Hare taking on the slow and sweet Tortoise. If you are not familiar, they pair are going to race, it should be obvious who is going to win, but you never know what might happen.
The artist does a great job showing the energy level of the Rabbit. I like the ultimate downfall that the author has chosen. Its bright, simple and easy to share with a group. I wish there were more like this so I could do a unit for younger readers, some of those embedded lessons if fables are challenging for them. (Though its totally fun to hear what they think the moral of the story is)
EL(K-3)  –ADVISABLE  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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