The Hare and the Tortoise Book Ends


  • The Hare and Tortoise Book Ends
  • Aesop's Classic Fable Adapted for Home Decor
  • A Perfect Children's Gift

The Tortoise and the Hare from Aesop's classic story has been reimagined with this charming set of book ends.

For those unfamiliar, here is the Childrens' fable.

There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.

Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, "How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?"

Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, "There is plenty of time to relax."

Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.

Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.

After that, Hare always reminded himself, "Don't brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!"

Made from resin and hand-painted, this characterful home decor is a perfect addition to a child's bookcase. While the hare sits with his hoard of carrots, the tortoise celebrates with his trophy and golden finish line banner.

The set weighs 1.2kg and is phenomenally detailed.

Hare - Height: 17.5cm | Width 9.8cm | Depth 7.5cm
Tortoise - Height: 13cm | Width 9.8cm | Depth 7.5cm

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