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Based on Aesop’s tale of determination and perseverance, Living Books brings the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. Who hasn’t heard the story about the slow tortoise that, in the end, wins the race against the speedy hare? The story is presented across a baker's dozen of screens. Each starts with simple narration which allows and encourages reading along. Then the user can interact with many items on each page for exploration and fun.

In theme with other Living Books series, the title presents pages that are drawn in a brightly colored cartoon style. Many hidden objects within the pages are waiting to be found by clicking on them to start a fun animation sequence. You can also click on any of the words of the story and hear them repeated to promote reading skills.


The Tortoise and the Hare Windows 3.x Exiting the game
The Tortoise and the Hare Windows 3.x Story begins
The Tortoise and the Hare Windows 3.x The purple crow is our narrator
The Tortoise and the Hare Windows 3.x Options menu allows you to pick any page

Alternate Titles

  • "Die Schildkröte und der Hase" -- German title

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SuperKids Windows 3.x 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Windows 3.x 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Windows 3.x Dec, 1994 9 out of 12 75
All Game Guide Windows 3.x 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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