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Faster! Faster!

Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
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Hardcover
$15.99 US
9.87"W x 9.69"H x 0.39"D   | 15 oz | 30 per carton
On sale Apr 10, 2012 | 32 Pages | 978-0-7636-5473-3
Age 2-5 years | Up to Kindergarten
Hang on tight for more comic joy in this companion to the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner Higher! Higher!

A day at the park. A ride on Daddy's back. Run, Daddy! Faster! Faster! How fast can Daddy go? Faster than a dog? A horse? How about a cheetah? Must his feet even touch the ground? Leslie Patricelli reprises the duo from Higher! Higher! in another humorous riff on a favorite pastime — a laugh-out-loud-funny tale of few words about doting dads and high-energy kids whose imaginations know no bounds.
Small children will be positively delighted.
—The New York Times

Once again, Patricelli successfully channels a preschooler’s nimble imagination. The book’s playful design, featuring hand-lettered text and richly colored cartoonlike acrylics, speaks directly to its young audience. Slow down and share this one with your little speedsters.
—The Horn Book

The boldly colored, uncluttered pictures with minimal backgrounds are perfect for preschoolers, and the repetitive text is tailor-made for the very young. An absolute delight.
—School Library Journal

Gradually drawing back from fantasy to reality, the book's ending will amuse parents as much as children. Bold, black lines define the simple forms in these colorful acrylic paintings. A satisfying sequel to a well-loved picture book.
—Booklist Online

The exuberant duo from HIGHER! HIGHER! (2009) is back in Patricelli’s latest, this time imagining all the animals dad could be as his daughter rides on his back...Another imaginative delight…what will this duo dream up next?
—Kirkus Reviews

In FASTER! FASTER!, the thrill-seeking heroine from Leslie Patricelli’s HIGHER! HIGHER! takes an imaginative joy ride... The book’s playful design and richly colored cartoonlike acrylics speak directly to its young audience.
—Horn Book online

With minimal words and bold illustrations, Patricelli captures the joy kids experience playing with their dads.
—The Huffington Post
Leslie Patricelli is the author-illustrator of Higher! Higher! as well as eleven board books starring her beloved bald baby character, most recently Tubby and Potty. “While racing home from the post office, my daughter Tatum was riding on my back yelling, ‘faster, Mommy, faster!’ “ she says. “Our imaginations took off, and the sequel to Higher! Higher! was born.” Leslie Patricelli lives in Ketchum, Idaho, with her husband, their three children, a slow fat cat, a quick kitten, and two bunnies that can outrun them all.

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Hang on tight for more comic joy in this companion to the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner Higher! Higher!

A day at the park. A ride on Daddy's back. Run, Daddy! Faster! Faster! How fast can Daddy go? Faster than a dog? A horse? How about a cheetah? Must his feet even touch the ground? Leslie Patricelli reprises the duo from Higher! Higher! in another humorous riff on a favorite pastime — a laugh-out-loud-funny tale of few words about doting dads and high-energy kids whose imaginations know no bounds.

Praise

Small children will be positively delighted.
—The New York Times

Once again, Patricelli successfully channels a preschooler’s nimble imagination. The book’s playful design, featuring hand-lettered text and richly colored cartoonlike acrylics, speaks directly to its young audience. Slow down and share this one with your little speedsters.
—The Horn Book

The boldly colored, uncluttered pictures with minimal backgrounds are perfect for preschoolers, and the repetitive text is tailor-made for the very young. An absolute delight.
—School Library Journal

Gradually drawing back from fantasy to reality, the book's ending will amuse parents as much as children. Bold, black lines define the simple forms in these colorful acrylic paintings. A satisfying sequel to a well-loved picture book.
—Booklist Online

The exuberant duo from HIGHER! HIGHER! (2009) is back in Patricelli’s latest, this time imagining all the animals dad could be as his daughter rides on his back...Another imaginative delight…what will this duo dream up next?
—Kirkus Reviews

In FASTER! FASTER!, the thrill-seeking heroine from Leslie Patricelli’s HIGHER! HIGHER! takes an imaginative joy ride... The book’s playful design and richly colored cartoonlike acrylics speak directly to its young audience.
—Horn Book online

With minimal words and bold illustrations, Patricelli captures the joy kids experience playing with their dads.
—The Huffington Post

Author

Leslie Patricelli is the author-illustrator of Higher! Higher! as well as eleven board books starring her beloved bald baby character, most recently Tubby and Potty. “While racing home from the post office, my daughter Tatum was riding on my back yelling, ‘faster, Mommy, faster!’ “ she says. “Our imaginations took off, and the sequel to Higher! Higher! was born.” Leslie Patricelli lives in Ketchum, Idaho, with her husband, their three children, a slow fat cat, a quick kitten, and two bunnies that can outrun them all.

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