The book tells the story of a day in the savannah where all the animals start to run thinking that there is a race. Actually, there is no race and the animals just start to compare to each other and feel inferior in some detail about their appearance or their abilities. Is changing only to please others the right choice? Once again animals manage to teach children an important life lesson by making the message simple and very easy to recall: just mention the hare! When we look at others and they seem better than us, we feel unhappy, just like the little hare in this fairy tale. So what do we do? We run to follow them, to copy them, to overcome them – we run and run, more and more confused, more and more discontented… until we understand that the real goal is us!
Why reading it? To help children to protect themselves from bullying, to build the self-confidence that serves as a lifesaver in difficult times. The race is a book on children’s self-esteem. There are many occasions when children need to trust themselves. When we encourage them to do something on their own, to face new environments, we realize that explaining trust is not a simple task and this book might come in handy.
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She lives in Venice, where she writes books and plays for children. She believes in the synaesthesia of the arts, transforming her fairy tales into audio-tales and operettas together with the composer Guidotti. She transforms biographies of great authors into splendid illustrated and animated books, with the illustrator Maria Distefano and the graphic Carmen Perin. She has staged some comedies with directors Giulio Boato and José Manuel Luzardo and is collaborating with Silvia Piovan.