A classic reenvisioned and retold by Bernadette Watts--one of Europe's most recognized and beloved fairy-tale artists When Tortoise says to Hare, "I bet I can beat you in a running race " everyone laughs. Tortoise puts one foot in front of the next. Hare stops to nibble carrot tops and cabbages. . . . Who will have the last laugh? "The Hare and the Tortoise" has been a favorite with generations of children around the world. Bernadette Watts's lovable animals and sumptuous settings bring great warmth and charm to this timeless tale. Little listeners will celebrate anew with all the animals at the finish line
Bernadette Wattshas illustrated many well-reviewed books for children. She illustrates classic fairy tales, such as The Three Little Pigs, and writes original stories, including Will You Be My Friend. Watts created her first picture book under the influence of Beatrix Potter and studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK. Aesop, according to Herodotus, lived around the sixth century BC on Samos. He is regarded as the founding father of fables. Today Aesop s fables are representative of a particular narrative form with truthful morals or moral content."