I admit, we originally bought this book because my son is obsessed with race cars. That and the Berenstain Bears rock. But it turned out to be a great book. A tortoise and the hare (edit: OOPS! I just caught a big homophone typo. Exactly the type that I hate because they make me look and feel uneducated.) style where the nice slow-poke ends up winning because of persistence. The rhyme and rhythm of this book make it a fluid and fun read. This is a great book for a bunch of speech therapy ideas as well.
Speech Therapy ideas:
1. Rhyming is an important early literacy skill. Have your child try to fill in the rhyming word as you read.
2. Practice prepositions. This book is full of them. Also descriptive attributes, including colors. What is the orange car like? Describe the green car.
3. Finally, speech sounds. This book is /r/ sound heaven. If your child has an inconsistent /r/ sound then have them say the /r/ words in the book: red, race, road, over, under, around, through, green.