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As Hare races through the day, poor Tortoise can barely keep up. But when it's time to bounce into bed, Hare is no longer in such a hurry. Hare loves to linger over every page and picture in their favorite book. After all, some things must not be rushed.
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Layn Marlow has written many books for children. School Library Journal called her Hurry Up and Slow Down "an endearing story that will no doubt become a bedtime favorite" in a starred review. She lives in England with her husband and their two children.From School Library Journal:
Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 1—This delightful spin-off of "The Tortoise and the Hare" follows a typical day in the lives of these two friends. The story opens with a panoramic spread of them traveling across a hilly landscape. The sentence "Hare is always in a hurry" is on the left, directly above an image of him running in the foreground. Readers' eyes then pan to the opposite page and the sentence "Tortoise, however, is not." Far below these words is a small image of Tortoise, in the distance. Marlow maintains the slow and steady rhythm of Tortoise by describing him with one sentence per page, all the while interjecting impatient comments from Hare in a larger, more playful font. The result is a lively back and forth between the two pals. In the end, though, it is Hare who wants Tortoise to "Hurry up and slow down" when reading aloud a bedtime story; and Tortoise passes a true test of friendship when he puts off drinking his tea, which is getting cold, to suggest that they read the entire book again. The illustrations of Hare, Tortoise, their animal companions, and their environment are rounded and softly colored, creating a comforting world for young children. An endearing story that will no doubt become a bedtime favorite.—Kim T. Ha, Elkridge Branch Library, MD
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0192720805
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