This lavish, highly-acclaimed rendition of Aesop's most beloved fable about grit, hope, and resilience is brought to life by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Jerry Pinkney.
This nearly wordless companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & 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.
Don't miss these other classic retellings by Jerry Pinkney:
The Lion & the Mouse
The Grasshopper & the Ants
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Little Red Riding Hood
A 2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book
A 2013 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book
A 2013 Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book
A 2013 School Library Journal Best Children's Book
A 2013 Booklist Editors' Choice Book
A 2013 ABC Best Book for Children
A 2013 Parents' Choice Awards Gold Award Winner
A 2013 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Multicultural Children's Book
A 2014 Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Outstanding Book
A 2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison CCBC Choices Book
An Autumn 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
* "[There is] a note of homespun vibrancy to Pinkney's elegant watercolor paintings....The tortoise may have won the race, but the real winner here is the listening and viewing audience."
—Booklist, starred review
* "Pinkney's magnificently illustrated version of this famous fable gives the race the excitement of an Olympic event."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Will engross readers....A captivating winner--start to finish!"
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "The limited text, used sparingly but extremely effectively, reinforces the theme of the story--that the journey is as important as the ultimate goal.... This spectacular success is certain to become a classic in its own right."
—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Pinkney has again created a tour de force."
—Library Media Connection, starred review
* "The anthropomorphism blends seamlessly with the naturalistic detail.... A lively and imaginative take."
—The Bulletin, starred review
"A worthy follow-up....
The richly detailed illustrations are lively and humorous, but what makes this retelling particularly ingenious is Pinkney's use of the oft-quoted moral....slow and steady wins the race!"—The Horn Book