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Emily Smith Pearce, Scot Ritchie (Illustrator)


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Fiona likes to take her time. In fact, she takes so much time that her toes wrinkle in the tub and her dog falls asleep waiting to be fed. When she misses the bus one time too many, Fiona's mom sends her to Speed School. Fiona learns to move so fast her head starts to spin. One day, while eating doughnuts, listening to music, painting a picture, and dribbling a basketball all at the same time, Fiona's head spins so fast it gets stuck. Backward! There's only one way to get life back to Fiona's favorite pace—she must show her family that "slow doesn't stink."

Praise For Slowpoke

"A clever early reader with challenging vocabulary and some food for thought to boot." --Kirkus Reviews

"Kids like Fiona will identify with her, and others will gain a greater understanding of individual differences." --School Library Journal

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590787052, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

About the Author

Emily Smith Pearce is a fan of the Slow Food movement, travel by foot, and the U.S. Postal Service. She holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from Vermont College. She currently lives in Germany.

Scot Ritchie is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver, Canada. He has illustrated forty-eight books, some of which he also wrote. His books have been translated into French, Korean, Indonesian, Polish, Finnish, and Dutch.