Skip to Main Content

The Tortoise and the Hare

Illustrated by Bernadette Watts / Retold by Bernadette Watts
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



Buy from Other Retailers

About The Book

Slow and steady wins the race in this classic fable by Aesop and illustrated by the legendary European artist Bernadette Watts.

When Tortoise says to Hare, “I bet I can beat you in a running race!” all the animals laugh. Tortoise puts one foot in front of the next. Hare stops to nibble carrot tops and cabbages. . . . Who will have the last laugh?

Bernadette’s vibrant palette and thoughtful illustrations encourage readers to move at a tortoise’s pace to admire every detail.

About The Illustrator

Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK, and for some time was taught by Brian Wildsmith and David Hockney. Bernadette’s many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Little Drummer Boy. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSüd Verlag since the beginning of her career fifty years ago.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (May 5, 2020)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735844131
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Browse Related Books

Raves and Reviews

"a vivid retelling of an ever-fresh fable"

– Midwest Book Review

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this illustrator: Bernadette Watts