The Tortoise and the Hare ... and the Sneakers by Mark Linder
Approx. 3,740 words.
Published on November 26, 2011.
In a scientific twist to a familiar forest rivalry, Homer Tortoise defeats Reggie Rabbit in a race of speed. But the celebration for the tortoise is short-lived. Aliens, called Polutians, had been monitoring the race from above and challenge Homer to a race of their own. The winner will determine Earth’s fate. Can some forest animals rally to save our planet?