Sloths: a little book of SLOTHby Lucy Cooke (Author)
Warning : Cuteness Overload!
“In a sleepy corner of Costa Rica there’s an upside down world where sloth is a virtue and not a sin…” writes Lucy Cooke in her hilarious, stunning photographic picture book staring the laziest and most adorable creatures on the planet –
“Slothville” is an idyllic sanctuary for these sleepy animals. It is home to hundreds of rescued, injured and orphaned sloths who find comfort and solace in each other’s company and that of the Sloth Whisperer Judy Arroyo.
This book is about the gentle adorable “Xenarthrans” ( no they are not alien !! it simply means that they can’t control their body temperatures like other mammals. And that is why they like to bask in the sun!) Inside the book you will find not just pictures of cute babies, but also definite facts about them. For example, at the sanctuary, they have 2 types of sloths, The Bradypus or three-fingered sloths like baby sloth Buttercup here…
or The Choloepus, the two fingered sloth like baby Mateo here..
Lucy Cooke writes the story of the sloths in an easy going conversational manner making it a perfect read aloud for kids. At the same time, she writes this book with so much of love and reverence, that it is easily infectious. From the many, many requests to read it out aloud, it is safe to assume this book is an instant winner in our house
The book has two end notes. The first one is a “year book” of the sloths currently at the sanctuary. The second end note cautions readers about the fact that these gently creatures are not meant to be pets and need to be healed and returned to the wild.
A beautiful book for readers of every age.
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