Faster! (Hardcover)

By Leslie Patricelli

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763654733, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012



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.

About the 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."

Praise For Faster!

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