Hare and Tortoise, by Alison Murray; Candlewick Press, $16.99, 32 pages, all ages.
In Alison Murray’s cheeky retelling of Aesop’s classic fable, Hare (Leapus swifticus) can barely stand still, while Tortoise
(Slow and steadicus) could mimic a stone until the end of time. Of course, there is a race, and while we all know who wins, there is a charming twist that makes this version a welcome addition. Murray’s digital renderings of the various creatures are bright and inviting, and are perfectly matched to the active rabbit and the methodical turtle. A charming, impish story be enjoyed at your own pace.