If this fast-paced world is spinning your head around, pick up Slowpoke, an easy reader by Emily Smith Pearce and illustrated by Canadian Scot Richie.

When eating her Oaty Loops one-by-one causes Fiona to miss the bus, she is sent to Speed School to learn the fast ways of the rest of her family. Slowpoke Fiona turns into Speedy Fiona, setting records in the classroom. But fast means head-spinning, and Fiona gets stuck in a bad position.

I loved the premise of this book: slow allows us to see the world around us, taste the goodness of ice cream and read every word.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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6 Responses to Slowpoke

  1. Freddy says:

    Hi Wendy, I’m on your blog now. Mom

  2. Julie says:

    Hey I just met Emily in Bologna. So glad to see her book featured!

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