Tortoise and Hare

A Fairy Tale to Help You Find Balance


A fractured fairy tale to help kids slow down and find their energy, from New York Times bestseller and mindfulness expert Susan Verde!


ISBN: 9781419749544 Category:

Susan Verde


Once upon a time there were two neighbors, Hare and Tortoise. Although they lived side by side, they did things very differently.

Hare did everything quickly and energetically. But she was so busy that she didn’t always pay attention to the things-or people-around her. Some might say she was too fast.

Tortoise did everything slowly and thoughtfully. But sometimes he took so much time that he had trouble finishing things. Some might say he was too slow.

What will happen when the two come head to head? In this original spin on a classic fairytale, New York Times bestselling author Susan Verde and illustrator Jay Fleck explore how too much of anything won’t get you across the finish line, and how having a friend to help you find balance is the best thing of all.

Includes exercises to help YOU find your “just right.”

Additional information

Weight 482 g
Dimensions 23.9 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 26 January 2023
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Jay Fleck
Dimensions 23.9 x 28.5 cm
Weight 482 g


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Susan Verde is the author of the New York Times bestselling picture books I Am Human and I Am Love, as well as I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am One, I Am Courage, The Museum, You and Me, My Kicks, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul. In addition to writing books, she is a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor for kids of all ages. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three children, a cat, a dog, and a tarantula.

Jay Fleck is the Illinois-based author/illustrator of Tilly & Tank, as well as the illustrator behind a number of other children’s books, including the Tiny T. Rex series. He now resides in a suburb south of Chicago with his wife, two children, and loyal dog, Otis. He spends his spare time running and reading (but not at the same time).