"I kept this classic fable for the end of the book. My reasoning was many of Aesop's Fables teach life's hard lessons. Fables where the wolf eats the lamb, the grasshopper starves in winter because he was lazy in summer, etc. It would be comforting to children I thought, if all those creatures killed off in previous fables returned as spectators witnessing the historic upset, the race between The Hare and The Tortoise. To emphasize the near and yet so far aspect of the hare's dilemma, a foldout seemed right—he can see the finish line and in the same instant see the futility of his effort. Also, where better to locate this momentous event than on Mount Olympus?"