This modern-day take on the story of The Tortoise and the Hare is timeless. This full colour picutre book tells the story of a harried young (small) boy who discovers that size really doesn't matter when you have a whole lot of determination... enough even, to ignore the bullies who call you "Shrimp." A new twist on a classic tale about overcoming hardship, told by an up and coming picture book author.
Children are eager to grow bigger, and JoJo is no exception. He always asks his mother the same question: “How much did I grow today?” No matter how often his mother assures him that good things come in small packages, he is desperate to be bigger. After all, he wants to run in a race to win a pair of red Rocket Racer shoes. But how can he compete against bullies who are much bigger than he is? A delightful surprise ending illustrates how true growth is not always measured in inches.
Jane Barclay’s heartwarming story explores a theme that speaks to every child. Esperança Melo’s wonderful art complements the text to create a charming book that’s bound to become a favorite.