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Author: Patricelli, Leslie
A girl imagines her father as various fast animals as she rides on his back.
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/12)
School Library Journal (03/01/12)
The Hornbook (00/03/12)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2012 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 - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.