Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Faster, Faster by Leslie Patricelli

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. 


emma call said...

I would love to see you read it to him. Is it a book you own now, or something I can get for when you come? That guy loves to laugh!

Jen said...

I can totally picture him asphyxiating with laughter. I am so glad we got to hear his fun laugh in Maine!