Once upon a time, there was a

Tortoise  and a Hare .

Terry's Tips

Provide or activate 
background knowledge

Activating what students already know about a subject makes new concepts or ideas more accessible for them. A lack of background knowledge on a subject can be a barrier to learning, so when you author your book, help build background knowledge through glossary terms with multimedia definitions, and embedded links to relevant information.

In addition, introduce or revisit the role of a fable and discuss the traditional version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" fable and its moral.  Activate kids’ prior knowledge and probe their assumptions about what it means to be a winner—in the story and in real life.

You can see a 'traditional' version of the story at: The Tortoise and the Hare.