About the book
A Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist! This book is excellent for the confident reader and a remarkable bedtime story for children aged four and older.
A boastful and proud lion and a slow and small tortoise have a common problem; they both want to marry the beautiful Princess Gazelle! The princess gives them a challenge: they must each build her a house. Whoever finishes first will have the princess’s hand. The lion is sure he will defeat the tortoise. But the tortoise has a plan that just might work!
With funny and unexpected twists; and delightful, lively, and colorful illustrations, this African fable teaches children respect for others and the drawbacks of procrastination.
“An enjoyable, beautifully illustrated fable that gently teaches the value of cleverness.”—Kirkus Review