"Though the race's result is the same, there's a certain reversal of character here that makes for a refreshing change—and young viewers may enjoy picking out from Jay's crackle-finished scenes the famous landmarks the harried Hare passes on his disaster-strewn journey. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In Repchuk's clever, if clumsily rhymed and paced, remake of this oddly popular fable (Margery Cuyler's Roadsigns: A Hare-y Race with a Tortoise, 2000; Lucy Floyd's Rabbit and Turtle Go To School, 2000; Helen Ward's Hare and the Tortoise, 1999; etc.), Tortoise and Hare race from England to New York City—the long way 'round.
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