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Includes a 24-page activity booklet

The Tortoise and the Hare CD

  • About The Tortoise and the Hare

    The Tortoise and the Hare, Aesop's most beloved fable, is set to original music by composer/conductor Stephen Simon. Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, this fun production includes a new adaption of The Tortoise and the Hare story by Bonnie Ward Simon.

    With his natural talent and new running shoes, Hare is certain that he will win the race. Feeling the hat is in the bag, so to speak, he stops at a little French bistro along the route for some French onion soup. Meanwhile, all the small animals in the forest cheer poor, slow Tortoise along, while Hare, who is way out in front, decides to take a nap...
    The 24-page activity book contains words and sheet music for a sing-along song, information on the instruments, a lesson on musical notations, fractions and educational games. After purchasing the CD/MP3 print out a coloring page and explore the free curriculum guides which teach the moral of the story and contain unit studies in music, science and other subjects.