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What We're Reading: The Tortoise and The Hare

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The Tortoise & The Hare by Jerry Pinkney

Easter is almost here and what better book to read than the Aesop/ Uncle Remus classic, The Tortoise & the Hare?  This new book written & wonderfully illustrated by Caldecott Medalist, Jerry Pinkney, shows off a lively and raucous bunch of animals having a race!  Front and center are the FAST hare and SLOOOW tortoise, who together teach the moral, “Slow and steady wins the race.”

Pinkney shares in his artist’s note that, “slow and steady” was meaningful to him because the author struggled with dyslexia in his youth.  Not only that, he believes this motto is truer than ever today, “ As the pace of our lives continues to speed up, many yearn for a less hurried approach to life.  The tortoise proves that it can be wise to have a goal, but one should relish the process of getting there.”