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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 ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Boyds Mills Press
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Grades K-2. RL 370.Fiona is s-l-o-w. Her ice cream melts before she is finished eating it. She's as wrinkly as a raisin before she's done with her bath. And every day she is nearly late for the bus. So her family forces her to go to speed school, where she learns how to do everything so fast that she's miserable. So she makes her family try slow school-- and see how taking the time to enjoy things is sometimes better than always being in a hurry.
This is a very neat book, written for a young reader. It talks about slowing down the rush all around us and taking time to smell the roses and go for walks and climb trees. Exactly what we all need to do right now! Possibly listworthy, possibly bibliotherapy...
Emily Smith Pearce grew up in South Carolina. She has an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. She lives with her husband and their two children in Charlotte, NC.More about Emily Smith Pearce...