The Rabbit and the Turtle (Hardcover)

By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

Orchard Books (NY), 9780545005418, 28pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

Fall 2008 Kids' List

“If you have never read an Eric Carle book, be prepared for a real treat. If you are already a fan, this book will take you to new levels of appreciation. This is a wonderful collection of classic Aesop's fables, complemented by Carle's world-renowned art. It will be a treasured addition to any child's library.”
— Isabel Berg, Book Ends, Winchester, MA
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Eric Carle brings to life Aesop's fables with his gorgeous illustrations and charming retelling of the classic stories. Designed to engage and delight readers of all ages, this collection contains some of Aesop's most timeless tales. Beautifully reissued, this new book has all the enchantment of Eric Carle's art plus traditional morals of the fables.

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator for many wonderful books. Among his most well known are THE VERY HUNGRY CATEPILLAR; THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY; THE VERY BUSY SPIDER; and BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Mr. Carle graduated from the Akademie der Blidenden Kunste in Germany and moved back to New York to begin working as a graphic designer. He wrote his first children's book 1,2,3 TO THE ZOO in 1968 and has been writing and illustrating books ever since. He and his wife have two grown children and live in Massachusetts.

About the Author

Eric Carle is known around the world for his many highly original and beautiful picture books, including THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and ERIC CARLE'S TREASURY OF CLASSIC STORIES FOR CHILDREN. For more information, please go to