The Rabbit and the Turtle: Eric Carle

The Rabbit and the Turtle: Aesop’s Fables 

Author/Illustrator: retold and illustrated by Eric Carle
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Year: 2008
Brief Summary: A retelling of 12 Aesop’s fables.

Awards, Honors and Prizes: N/A

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss fables — characteristics include animals, morals, set in old times.
  • Don’t tell the kids what the morals are and have students tell you what lessons each story teaches.
  • Have students write their own fables.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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