Harry in a Hurry

Publication date: June, 2019
Harry in a Hurry cover

Harry in a Hurry is Timothy Knapman and Gemma Merino’s unique twist on Aesop’s well-loved fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. Harry the Hare is always in a hurry – he’s not even sure why! He eats fast and talks fast – and if he’s riding on his speedy scooter then you’d better watch out! But when Harry accidentally hurries his way into the local pond, and Tom the Tortoise fishes him out, Harry is forced to take a leaf out of Tom’s book and slow right down. In doing so he not only finds a new friend, but enjoys a whole new world of experiences.


An inspiring spin on the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare… The text and images are comical and lively
Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times (£)
Timothy’s tale, funny though it may be, has serious messages about kindness, friendship and the importance of taking time to enjoy everything that slowing down offers, not the least being good-natured interactions with others and the beauty of the natural world.
Red Reading Hub
A funny twist on the well-loved fable
The Sunday Express
Luisa siempre va con prisa, the Spanish translation of this book, was named one of the 10 Best Kids’ Books in Spanish 2019
New York Public Library