Reviews for Hare And the Tortoise/la Liebre Y La Tortuga

Booklist Reviews 2006 August #2
Like other entries in the publisher's successful series of retellings of world-renowned stories, this title lives up to the promise of the previous books. Told in a simple but richly descriptive style, the story is both entertaining and lends itself very well to reading out loud. Max's illustrations, executed in pastels, are appealing albeit a bit bland. But the story is aptly rendered in the English and the Spanish versions, and overall, this is handsomely executed and a great addition to a child's library of favorite bedtime readings. ((Reviewed September 1, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring
These bilingual editions of the well-known tales display a storytelling voice in both languages. The retro-style illustrations in [cf2]Tortoise[cf1] reflect the story's humor, while the rich-hued paintings in [cf2]Aladdin[cf1] capture the magic of that tale. Spanish-speaking parents and children will delight in the tellings; both volumes may also be useful in classroom collections. [Review covers these titles: [cf2]The Hare and the Tortoise / La liebre y la tortuga[cf1] and [cf2]Aladdin and the Magic Lamp / Aladino y la lámpara maravillosa[cf1].] Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2006 October

K-Gr 2 In these retellings of two traditional tales, both the English and Spanish renditions are fluent and literary in quality. Even the illustrations (although quite different in both technique and style) have a timeless air that complements the texts seamlessly. In the Aesop tale, the boastful hare zooms far ahead of the plodding turtle, but stops to gobble up a field of lettuce, take a nap under an oak tree, and stay overnight with family. Ever confident, he arrives at his destination the next day only to find that the tortoise has beaten him there. In Aladdin , the boy is sealed into a cave by an evil magician, whereupon he finds the enchanted lamp. He employs its powers unabashedly in order to win the hand of the princess and defeat the villain. While both texts require confident readers, these stories would work well as read-alouds in a classroom or storytime setting. First-class additions.

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