Tumbleweed Stew is the perfect book to compare with Tortoise and the Hare. The standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.9 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Janet Stevens has an adaptation of Tortoise and the Hare that is great for comparison, since Hare is also a character in Tumbleweed Stew. Another Janet Stevens book with same or similar characters is Tops and Bottoms. All 3 books have wonderful illustrations and hold the interest of third grade students and below. Great reading and connections!