Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What will the hare and the tortoise see as they race across Israel from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea?

Format Your Price
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-01-01
BISACS JUV012040, JUV030110, JUV000000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 11
Lexile 650
Features Maps, Original artwork, and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“Instead of teaching the value of slow and steady progress, this version of the fable says: Stop and look around; there are olive groves and persimmon trees . . . There are animals everywhere: whales and ravens and swimming camels. They’re made up of bold, geometric shapes in gorgeous pastel colors. If the story teaches any lesson at all, it’s this: A short attention span can be a glorious thing, particularly in a place like this.” — Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Working in a milky, muted palette, Goudreau’s crisply defined illustrations successfully capture Israel’s urban bustle, geographic diversity, and leisure attractions, including the friends’ dip in the Dead Sea afterward.” — Publisher’s Weekly

Author: Laura Gehl

Laura Gehl is senior editor of the award-winning educational periodical Science Weekly. Laura's best ideas come from her four young children. Her previous books include And Then Another Sheep Turned Up and Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Illustrator: Sarah Goodreau