Book Review “Faster! Faster!”

Author: Leslie Patricelli
Reading level: Ages 2 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: April 10, 2012

Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars

With the birth of my daughter, now two weeks, this book really hits home with me. Author/Illustrator Leslie Patricelli animation is amazing. Each page honestly feels like a painted canvas and just feels magical. The animation is colorful yet simple. The book really speaks to the imagination of a preschooler and just what a father would do for his child.

The book’s story is very sweet and simple. It shows the little girl riding her fathers back and as each page going faster! faster! appearing on all different animals like a rabbit, horse and a turtle, of course all of them is just daddy. The last page shows daddy all pooped out and telling the dad that he was fast. Really cute and sweet.

I really can’t wait to share this book with my daughter and I hope it promotes her imagination as much as the little girl in the book. Patricelli is also known for her book “Higher! Higher!”, which features a little girl playing with her mother (another gem, BTW). If you are a new parent I would highly recommend this book.


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