T H E H A R E A N D T H E T O R T O I S E

Republished in the collection Brian Wildsmith’s Favourite Fables, 2008

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”One of his best books…what I like…is his wonderful use of white space; there are raggedy edges and extraordinary detail. He uses a mixture of media: gouache, wash, then he works on top with chalk or pen. There is a lot of movement there…”

Korky Paul

The hare and the tortoise agreed to have a race. The hare with his great speed thought he could win easily and carelessly dawdled on the way. The tortoise just plodded on and taught the proud hare a lesson, as well as winning the race.

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