Title: Goofy’s Big Race
Series: Walt Disney’s Fun To Read Library Vol. 4
Author: The Walt Disney Company
Illustrator/Book Cover Design: The Walt Disney Company
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book, Children, Disney
Publisher: Bantam Books
Release Date: 1985
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Goofy’s Big Race is a retelling of a fable The Tortoise And The Hare, Goofy is the tortoise and Donald Duck is taking the role of the hare. Donald challenges Goofy to a race to the ice cream shop. As Goofy keeps trucking on “slow and steady” the infamous duck, Donald, makes many stops including taking a nap, very confident he will win.
I am a Disney fan so seeing Donald and Goofy in this story is fun. The story is probably not that different from the original fable.
Even though I am a Disney fan I think the original fable is better. I think while the characters are fun they may take away from what the fable is teaching.
I still love Disney and had many of this series when I was younger. I read them over and over until the age of 10 or 11. It is fun to go back and revisit them as an adult.