Slow Days, Fast Friends by Erik Brooks, hardcover, 32 pages, Albert Whitman&Company (2005), ISBN: 0807574376
Howard the cheetah loves being fast. To him, everyday is a race – and he always wins. But when Howard hurts his leg and can't run, the only animal he can keep up with is a sloth, the slowest creature around! How could anyone like being slow? It is up to Quince the sloth to show Howard how wonderful slow can be! Erik Brooks is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including "Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom". He is also a runner, but never quite so fast as Howard. As many athletes, Erik has his share of aches and pains and knows how hard it is to slow down and wait for injuries to heal, and sometimes the slow days go by far too quickly! He lives in Winthrop (USA/Washington), an inspiring place for the fast and the slow, with his wife and daughter. His book "Slow Days, Fast Friends" is an engaging story and exuberant art that celebrates an unusual friendship as well as the beauty of life at a different pace.