The Resource Faster! Faster!, Leslie Patricelli

Faster! Faster!, Leslie Patricelli

Label
Faster! Faster!
Title
Faster! Faster!
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Patricelli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 2 The little girl on the swing in Higher! Higher! (2009) returns to play at the park with her father. “Ride!” she commands. “Fast!” Her father obliges, crawling on all fours, while she holds on to his necktie halter and imagines him to be a dog, a bunny, an ostrich, a horse, a cheetah, and more. Always, she urges him: “Faster!” 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. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 11-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 6)
  • PreS — In the spirit of Higher! Higher! (Candlewick, 2009), Patricelli takes children on a wild ride. The little girl is done with the swings and now wants her daddy to give her a ride on his back. On each page she demands that he go faster and faster. Her imagination turns him into a puppy, rabbit, ostrich, horse, cheetah, falcon, and dolphin until finally he turns into an exhausted turtle. The colorful illustrations capture the child's exuberance and sheer joy as she rides each creature on land, sea, or air, and then surprise as the turtle collapses. Each spread shows the totally exhausted animal left in her wake and gives a clue as to what unsuspecting animal will be her next ride. 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.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH --Kris Hickey (Reviewed March 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 03, p133)
  • 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. While her younger brother gets pushed on a swing in the background (yelling, "Higher, higher!" of course), the lively girl demands a ride of her dad. Climbing on his back and taking his necktie in her hands like reins, she demands that he go "Faster! Faster!" until suddenly it is no longer her father she is riding. He becomes first a dog, then a rabbit, an ostrich, a horse, a cheetah, a hawk, a dolphin and a sea turtle—all of which sport Dad's purple polka-dot tie. Each spread gives a glimpse of the next animal Dad will become, as well as a look back at the exhausted animal he was on the previous page. Motion streaks and clouds of dust give readers clues as to just how fast Dad is… until, as a sea turtle, he finally runs out of steam, and the picture changes back to a young girl atop her tired and sprawled-out father. She gently reassures him, "You're fast, Daddy!" as they head off for (one hopes) further imaginative play. Patricelli's acrylics combine bright colors with minimalist details to capture the joy of the young girl and the closeness of their father-daughter bond. Another imaginative delight…what will this duo dream up next? (Picture book. 3-7)(Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10046219
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patricelli, Leslie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Running
  • Speed
  • Animal locomotion
  • Imagination
  • Fathers and daughters
Target audience
preschool
Label
Faster! Faster!, Leslie Patricelli
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
856181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763654733
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763654733
  • (OCoLC)745979695
Label
Faster! Faster!, Leslie Patricelli
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
856181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763654733
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780763654733
  • (OCoLC)745979695

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