Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Tortoise and The Hare

Every so often a book comes along that is so stunningly beautiful, rather than read it, you think you should just frame it and put it on your wall.   The Tortoise and The Hare by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney is one of those books.  Each page is a work of art.  Each page is a tremendous, treasured illustration.

This book, released in October 2013, is a companion book to The Lion and The Mouse and shows that even the slowest tortoise can defeat the fastest hare, and the proudest hare can learn a lesson from a tortoise.  It's a message about "slow and steady wins the race" wonderfully presented through timeless illustrations.

I went on search to learn more about this artist and award winning author, Jerry Pinkney.  He's so acclaimed, he has been awarded countless honors and his artwork exhibited in The Philadelphia Museum of Art and High Museum, in Atlanta, GA.  Both cities have declared a "Jerry Pinkey Day," for his contribution and work.   The office of Art in Embassies at the United States Department of State invited Pinkney to participate in an exhibition for the United States Embassy in Congo, Brazzaville which will on view for the duration of Ambassador Sullivan's tour of duty.   Accomplished and acclaimed seems like an understatement.

For children that love picture books, this one is for them.  It's NOT overly copy intensive, there aren't a lot of words (in fact, Molly was disappointed because it was a long book.  In her eyes, the more words the better - usually because that means she gets to extend her bedtime, but also because she truly enjoys a longer story.)  For those children who have wild imaginations, and can develop stories just based on pictures, I'd also recommend this to you!

Learn more about Jerry Pinkney here and buy The Tortoise and The Hare on our blog by clicking below.  Just check out with PayPal, it's the safe and easy way to pay.  You will have this shipped directly to your door within days. And, we are selling it for 10% OFF!

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Just $16.20 (regularly $18) plus tax and shipping 

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