"Presented as a tale being told to Henry's royal chicks by their nanny, it won't outpace 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' and other versions of the folktale, but readers won't have any trouble staying the course. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Replete with poultry-related double entendres and (in the pictures, at least) popeyed, rubber-legged steeds, this tale of sibling rivalry offers plenty of chuckles—even if the climactic twist is too contrived to be credible.
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