Runner Up Paris Book Festival - Best Children's Book
The Tortoise and the Hare with an Italian flare! Mr. Tartaruga (which means turtle in Italian) and Mr. O’Hara, better known as Hop and Trot, have both aged considerably but are still very young at heart. They decide to race each other once again on the beautiful coastal shores of Italy. Who will win this time? See you at the finish line!!
What People Say
Diana Walker's Hop & Trot is new telling of an ancient tale and a sweet reminder of the value of friendship. —Francene Kirk, Ed.D. Director, Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center
"Perfect in every way this book is sure to elicit excitement and curiosity. This beautifully illustrated, well-written tale will inspire young readers to always believe in themselves." --Eliot Parker Award winning Author / Professor University of Mississippi
An intriguing book with a surprise ending, this story provides comfort. --Phyllis Wilson Moore, Literary Historian
This is a charming tale of a friendly competition between animal friends. Hop & Trot will have you laughing and cheering for the underdog. The lessons learned at the end of the race though will leave you smiling and warm your heart. --Gina Lodge-DeLorenzo, Marion County Board of Education Curriculum & Instruction ELA Coordinator