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Slow Days, Fast Friends
     

Slow Days, Fast Friends

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by Erik Brooks
 

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HOWARD the cheetah loves being fast. He runs with reckless abandon and never slows down, "not for anything!" However, when Howard hurts his leg and can't run, he is suddenly slow and GRUMPY. How could anyone like being slow? It's up to Quince, a vacationing sloth, to show Howard just how wonderful slow can be!

This engaging story and exuberant art celebrate

Overview

HOWARD the cheetah loves being fast. He runs with reckless abandon and never slows down, "not for anything!" However, when Howard hurts his leg and can't run, he is suddenly slow and GRUMPY. How could anyone like being slow? It's up to Quince, a vacationing sloth, to show Howard just how wonderful slow can be!

This engaging story and exuberant art celebrate an unusual friendship as well as the beauty of life at a different pace.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - JoAnn Jonas
PreSchool-Grade 2– This simple story conveys several complex messages about friendship, healing, and perspective.
KidsRunning.com - Carol Goodrow
This is an adorable story for young children. They will enjoy Erik's bright watercolor and colored pencil illustrations. But it's not a book for children alone. It's a great gift of hope and patience for the injured runner. And a reminder that slow and fast runners can be friends.
The South Sound Book Review - Carol Hahn
Erik Brooks does a beautiful job with this book. His attention to the details is very pleasing... and the expressions on the animals faces are terrific. But what captured me most was the voice I heard in the story. I actually felt calm and peaceful when reading it--I could hear Quince, the sloth, tell me "we are doing something." Everyone needs to stop and appreciate what they have, and sometimes it takes an injury to give us that opportunity. I loved it and think everyone will!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015985696
Publisher:
Practically Perfect Press
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
498,590
File size:
15 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Erik Brooks is the author and illustrator of many well-regarded books for children and early readers including the 2011 Washington State Book Award winner, POLAR OPPOSITES and the IRA/CBC Children's Choices Selection, PRACTICALLY PERFECT PAJAMAS.

Erik holds a B.A. in studio art and K-12 teaching certificate from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He currently resides in Winthrop, Washington where he runs in the summer, skis in the winter, and relishes everyday this incredible freedom of moving through the world. He also tries to slow down whenever possible to let it all soak in!

SLOW DAYS, FAST FRIENDS is his second eBook and one of his personal favorites for sharing at school and library visits!

** A 2006 Blue Hen Book Award Nominee **

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Slow Days, Fast Friends 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finds a comfy spot and sleeps