Children’s book with a mustard-olive color cover (as I recall):
Artwork throughout shows a busy woman in a long coat hurrying everywhere. Everywhere she goes people say “don’t be in such a hurry or something worse may happen” and it does – all kinds of unfortunate accidents due to her hurrying. Finally one day she steps in glue and is forced to slow down…and she realizes that there is more to life than getting there. At the end of the day she decides not to remove all the glue from her shoes, because she likes going slower.
I would SO love to find this book!