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Harvey the hare thinks he’s the fastest and the best at everything! But sometimes it’s a good idea to do things slowly. One day Tilly the tortoise and Harvey the hare have a race. Who do you think wins? Read the story and see!

Aesop The Hare and the Tortoise

Aesop The Hare and the Tortoise

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Adventure | Sport | Animals

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It’s better to be careful and do things slowly.

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his is a story about a very fast hare and a very slow tortoise.

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Harvey the hare loves sport. His favourite sport is running. Tilly the tortoise loves listening to music. She doesn’t like sport.

Look and count the snails. Write the number in the shell.

What do you do in your free time? Tick (3). read play the piano

play with friends ______________

watch TV

______________

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A tortoise money box You need: • an empty plastic bottle • scissors • a permanent marker pen • a kitchen sponge • string or thread • a blunt needle • buttons

1 Cut off the bottom of the bottle. Ask an adult to help you.

2 Draw the shape of a tortoise on the sponge.

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Let’s act! Props Harvey can wear a sports cap. Tilly can wear headphones and she can hold a paintbrush. Scene 1 narrator This

is the story about a fast hare and a very slow tortoise. harvey [running on the spot] Hello! My name’s Harvey. I’m a hare and I can run very fast. tilly [walking very slowly] Hello! My name’s Tilly. I’m a tortoise and I can walk slowly. harvey I love sport. My favourite sport is running. Tilly, do you like sport? tilly Oh no! I don’t like sport. I like listening to music.

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Scene 2 Let’s see what Harvey does everyday. First he wakes up early. harvey It’s seven o’clock. It’s time to get up. narrator Then he has breakfast. harvey Mmm, yummy. I like fruit. narrator After, Harvey runs to work. He’s a postman. harvey Quick, quick! I’ve got lots of letters today! narrator

Scene 3 narrator This

is Tilly. She’s an artist. She’s kind and

calm. tilly I love painting. I paint all day! narrator One day, Harvey stops and talks to Tilly. harvey Hi, Tilly. I’m the fastest. I’m the best. And you’re so slow! 25


Activities – Play time 1 Look, read and match the sentences to the correct pictures. a 1 Harvey is a postman.

2 Tilly is an artist.

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3 It’s the day of the big race.

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4 Harvey sits under a tree. Soon he’s sleeping.

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