Stories for laughing

Breaking News: Mr. Hare Defeated


Reporters have flocked to a forest clearing to cover an astonishing story: A tortoise has won a race against a hare! But how is that even possible?

Was the hare kidnapped along the way? Did he take a powerful sleeping pill and fall fast asleep? It’s a mystery!

A modern retelling of Aesop’s famous fable, with a few nods to classic fairytales!


  • Original angle: The story is a retelling of the fable The Tortoise and the Hare from the perspective of the hare, who is interviewed after his defeat.
  • Intertextuality: Several fairytale characters make appearances in the story, including the Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel and Alice in Wonderland.
  • Text: Robert Soulières’s fast-paced writing is full of humorous twists and turns, making it especially fun to read aloud.
  • Illustrations: Sans Cravate also had fun slipping amusing details into the illustrations for eagle-eyed readers!