Rabbit and Turtle Go to School

Rabbit and Turtle Go to School

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by Lucy Floyd, Christopher Denise
     
 

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Rabbit and Turtle race again, this time from their homes to school. Turtle takes the bus, but Rabbit runs fast. Who will win this time? It's not who you think!

This schoolyard remake of a familiar fable finds a witty, classical match in Christopher Denise's sweetly funny artwork.

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Christopher Denise has illustrated two

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Rabbit and Turtle race again, this time from their homes to school. Turtle takes the bus, but Rabbit runs fast. Who will win this time? It's not who you think!

This schoolyard remake of a familiar fable finds a witty, classical match in Christopher Denise's sweetly funny artwork.

About the Author:

Christopher Denise has illustrated two enormously popular books in Brian Jacques' Redwall saga. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Once again Rabbit and Turtle are going to race. This time, the contest is to see who can get to school first. Turtle rides the school bus which makes several stops, while rabbit races on ahead. He spies a food vendor and stops for a snack. That is all it takes, Turtle manages to arrive at school first. The message of the original fable is lost here. The story seems a bit weak although the illustrations are quite attractive. The introduction describes the levels in the "Green Light Reader" series and provides some helpful tips to those working with kids. There is also a very brief blurb and photo of the illustrator. A Level 1 book. 2000, Harcourt, and $3.95. Ages 5 to 7. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-In this easy-to-read retelling of Aesop's fable, Turtle rides the bus while Rabbit runs to school. Though the bus makes several stops along the way, allowing Rabbit to get ahead, he decides to stop for a snack, and Turtle arrives first. The smug victor turns to his breathless friend and says, "Let's race tomorrow-I'll give you a head start." The large print, controlled vocabulary, and simple sentences are appropriate for beginning readers. Denise's colorful illustrations and winsome animal schoolchildren reinforce the text. Rabbit is shown bolting down the road with papers, books, and pencils flying out of his backpack while Turtle sits comfortably on the bus drinking juice from his brown-paper lunch sack. A much-loved story, presented in a humorous way.-Joyce Rice, Limestone Creek Elementary School, Jupiter, FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Floyd and Denise update "The Tortoise and the Hare" for primary readers, captioning each soft-focus, semi-rural scene with a short, simple sentence or two. Rabbit proposes running to school, while his friend Turtle takes the bus: no contest at first, as the bus makes stop after deliberate stop, but because Rabbit pauses at a pushcart for a snack, a fresh-looking Turtle greets his panting, disheveled friend on the school steps. There is no explicit moral, but children will get the point—and go on to enjoy Margery Cuyler's longer and wilder Road Signs: A Harey Race with a Tortoise (p. 957). (Easy reader. 5-7)

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ISBN-13:
9780152048518
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Green Light Readers Level 1 Series
Edition description:
1-Simul
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
369,419
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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