Despite what many think, I have interests beyond reading. I enjoy scrapbooking, bike rides, baking, people-watching and the beach. I love discovering new places, new food, and new adventures. I hate politics and most (but not all) television.
It's been awhile since I have used my blog to gush about how much a love a specific picture book, but we recently found a new family favorite on the library shelves. (Seriously, using the library is starting to cost me more money than it is intended to.)
In Faster, Faster, a little girl and her daddy are playing at the park. Her daddy is giving her a ride, then suddenly a wild adventure ensues riding on a horse, ostrich, and even a sea turtle. All the while the little girl commands, "Faster, Faster."
This book is for young toddlers and could not be a better fit. It's very simple. I counted eleven distinct words. The illustrations are full of foreshadowing and humor, if you're willing to look beyond the simplicity of the book. Subtle details in the background of the story lead to the next page. And the daddy's tie .. well ... it tie's it all together.
And this book was personally tested on my toddler, and I thought he was going to asphyxiate with laughter each time we read it.