Ready, Set, Slow!

Episode 10 illustration of Tortoise and the Hare Retelling

Dorktales Podcast: Episode 10

Ready, Set, SLOW!

And they’re off! While the spectators shout, “Forget it! You’re not built to beat the hare,” Tortoise is determined to never give up and never surrender! Will Tortoise’s slow and steady pace ultimately win the hearts and minds of the forest creatures forever?

Creatives Behind This Episode

Jonathan Cormur voiceover
Jonathan Cormur

Voiceover/Narrator

Amy Thompson Writer Dorktales Storytime Podcast
Amy Thompson

Writer

Jermaine Hamilton

Audio Engineer

Arthur Lin

Illustrator

More “Tortoise and the Hare” Retellings

We are having so much fun adding our own geeky twist to classic fairy tales! It’s also fun to read how other authors and illustrators reinvent some of our favorite tales. Here are a few suggestions for even more creative retellings of Tortoise and the Hare:

The Foolish Tortoise
Written by Richard Buckley
Illustrated by Eric Carle (Very Hungry Caterpillar)

“The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of his heavy shell. The only problem is, once he leaves his home, he’s too scared to walk anywhere! This silly tortoise learns the hard way that there’s no place like home.”

Hare and Tortoise
Written and Illustrated by Alison Murray

“Hare (Leapus swifticus) can barely stay still for a minute. He’s the fastest on the farm. Tortoise (Slow and steadicus) can stay still for a very long time. She has occasionally been mistaken for a rock. So when they decide to have a race, Hare is certain to win . . . isn’t he? Through the meadow, around the duck pond, and straight into the carrot field. Carrots? Oh, dear. Whether encountering the classic tale for the first time or tracing the racecourse map to relive it, children will be quick to realize Hare’s folly and eager to join the cheering for easygoing, persistent Tortoise. She may be slow, but watch her go!”

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Think Fractured Fairy Tales meets Big Bang Theory! The Dorktales Podcast hosted by Jonathan Cormur is a family-fun, storytime series of goofier versions of favorite classics adored by generations. Suitable for all ages, they’re fast-paced, full of giggles and entertaining…even for adult types.

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