The Tortoise and the Jackrabbit by Susan Lowell. The Tortoise and the Hare with a southwestern flair. Tortoise, living comfortably in her home on Slow Lane, awakens one morning feeling good and challenges cocky Jackrabbit to a race. Patiently bumping her way through the desert landscape, Tortoise heads for the finish line as Jackrabbit cheerfully skips--and sleeps. Roadrunner, Tarantula, Gila Monster and even a Javelina or three cheer them on. Irresistible fun for the young and old alike. Beautifully illustrated. Rising Moon, 1994. 10.5" x 9" hardcover with dustjacket, 32 pages.