The Fastest Tortoise in Town

By Howard Calvert

Illustrated by Karen Obuhanych

The familiar fable of the tortoise and the hare gets a charming and funny new spin.

Barbara Hendricks has entered a running race … but what was she thinking?! After all, she’s a tortoise – and everyone knows tortoises are the slowest of the slow. But for some reason, Lorraine – her best friend and owner – believes in her, and inspires her to train a little more each day. And when race day arrives, Lorraine's support is enough to stop Barbara popping back into her shell. ln fact, Barbara soon discovers that with encouragement (and a bit of race day luck!), anything is possible! Howard Calvert’s dry and funny first-person narration is paired with Karen Obuhanych’s vibrant and luscious artwork in this sweet origin story full of surprises.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529514278
  • Published: 02 Nov 2023
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 215 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 32

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