The Tortoise and the Hare: A Story of Perseverance
. Chick-fil-A Inc., , Porchlight Entertainment . [Los Angeles]
PZ8.2.T66 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Chick-fil-A presents the booklets with their Kids' Meals as part of their program of Growing Kids Inside and Out. The booklets are meant to teach character. Two of the six booklets in the series are fables, and I have been fortunate to find both together and in very good condition. There are seven full-page colored illustrations of TH in this 16-page pamphlet with stiff paper covers. It is ironic that it took forever just for him [the tortoise] to brush his hair (3), since the page opposite shows him with two hairs! The tortoise was slow in everything, including games, but in these he usually beat the hare. In fact, it is because he lost so regularly that the hare dreamed up the race with the tortoise. The hare ran so fast that carrots were sucked out of the ground! The hare stopped in the race to clip a heroic statue of himself with the groundhog's hedge trimmers. After a huge dinner, the hare decided to take a nap. As the booklet's cover shows, the hare actually grabbed the tortoise's shell from behind just a few feet from the finish-line. Might the illustrations here be stills from the PBS TV presentation of the story? The front cover says See it on PBS kids in the lower right corner.