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Ron Brooks, Margaret Wild

Rosie and Tortoise

Rosie is a young hare eagerly waiting for her baby brother to be born. But when Bobby is born, he is tiny and weak. Rosie is scared, and avoids holding him or playing with him. As he grows (from being as heavy as an onion, to a potato, to a turnip, to ‘it won’t be long before he weighs as much as a cauliflower!’), Rosie remains afraid for her brother, and also afraid to connect with him. One day, her father asks her ‘why don’t you like Bobby?’ ‘I do. &nb(...)


YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: Australia

Kevin O’Malley

The Great Race

This comic retelling of the Aesop’s fable, the Hare and the Tortoise, opens with the Hare, Lever Lapin, revelling in his fame. He has books written about him (He’s Gone, by Otto Sight, He’s on Fire, by Stan Wellback), and is arrogant (his autobiography is entitled Fast Feet and Amazing Good Looks). Everyone admires him. Irritated, Nate Tortoise goes to his favourite restaurant (La Gaganspew) , where he is further annoyed by a group of ladies gossiping admiringly about Lever Lap(...)


YEAR: 2011

COUNTRY: United States of America