Tortoise and the Hair by P. Crumble
Published by Scholastic Australia
‘On the morning of his big day, Tortoise leapt out of bed straight away. For today on stage with his guitar, He would become a singing superstar!’
This humorous rhyming narrative involves a tortoise searching for his lost wig, which makes for both a comical and fanciful take on the classic ‘Tortoise & Hare’ fable. Like the lost wig itself, the illustrations are full of vibrancy and flair. Louis Shea has captured the story’s fantasy world perfectly with his exceptionally detailed drawings. The rhymes are clever and witty, and will easily captivate a young imagination, along with providing a lovely moral at its conclusion. Your talent really is in who you are, and not what you wear.
I enjoyed this story thoroughly, from start to finish, and can’t wait to read it to my boy when he comes of age.
CKT Book Reviewer
Illustrator: Louis Shea
Title: Tortoise and the Hair
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: July 2014