The Tortoise & the Hare (Hardcover)
— Jackie is the blue-ribbon book blogger at Tattered Cover & "the fastest read in the West"
"Jerry Pinkney has become one of my most favorite artists. There is
so much depth and detail to his work, I have literally sat for hours
just soaking in his beautiful illustrations. I cannot praise him enough
nor can I recommend him highly enough. Come in and look at the
book--I'm betting you'll leave the store with it, and perhaps at couple
of his other works as well." ~Jackie
About the Author
Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.
"A worthy follow-up....The richly detailed illustrations are lively and humorous, but what makes this retelling particularly ingenious is Pinkney's use of the oft-quoted moral....slow and steady wins the race!"—The Horn Book