Language Arts Correlations Look Inside After losing a race to Tortoise once, Hare challenges him to another race. Hare is determined to win in any way possible, including cheating. However, all of his attempts do not slow down Tortoise and he wins the race. Secretly, Tortoise tricks Hare by having his brothers finish the race. Although Tortoise knows it is wrong, he wants to teach Hare a lesson that it does not matter who wins or loses, what is important is that you do your best and play fair. Social and emotional learning concepts include honesty, fair play, and humility. Book includes a note to caregivers and story coaching. A Readers Theater version is available online so that children can benefit from dramatic interpretation.