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Sloths: a little book of SLOTH

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by 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 –

the SLOTH!

A little book of sloth Collage

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…

A little book of sloth Buttercup

or The Choloepus, the two fingered sloth like baby Mateo here..

A little book of sloth Mateo

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.

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books


27 comments

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  1. Thanks for this recommendation! The text looks definitely accessible for reluctant readers, and if those photos don’t draw in readers, I can’t imagine what would.

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    • reshamad

      So true Natalie. The sloth babies are the cutest! thanks for stopping by!
      -Reshama

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  2. I have seen this book on many readers’ lists, but have been hesitant to add it to my list. Don’t know why. LOL But you have convinced me!

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    • reshamad

      Its a gorgeous book Debra. Light reading and a good read aloud with a message. Hope you like it Thanks for stopping by.
      -Reshama

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  3. Thanks for reminding me that I meant to buy this book! Off to purchase right now! (Online book buying=so dangerous.)

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    • reshamad

      So glad you are buying this book Elisabeth, Proceeds go to a good cause Hope you enjoy reading it and thanks for stopping by to leave a comment!
      -Reshama

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  4. Roberta

    Oh, they are _so_ adorable. I am glad the book has the message that sloths aren’t pets, because that much cuteness might be tempting.

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  5. OH MY GOODNESS! TOO CUTE!

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  6. Tina

    Well, I never would have thought I’d be all that interested in a book about sloths, but you’ve convinced me. This looks adorable! Thanks for sharing! Hopped over from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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    • reshamad

      Me neither! But I couldn’t resist the cuteness!
      -Reshama

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  7. I love books that teach kids about animals. With the added bonus of cute pictures, children can learn and appreciate sloths as well.

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    • reshamad

      So true Kriss. and even better if these animals are exotic or endangered! Thanks for stopping by.
      -Reshama

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  8. Dorothy Teel

    I don’t think I have ever seen a sloth and this book and pictures clarified them for me, sounds like a very good book for understanding animal rescue issues and the love it takes to do this work

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    • reshamad

      I am so glad that the book post piqued your interest. I do hope you get to read it soon! Thanks for stopping by Dorothy.
      -Reshama

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  9. How gorgeous. I think I’d like to be a sloth in my next life!

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  10. That is just darling – thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh I have seen this on book depository and very tempted to send it to Kristen Bell. Did you see her on Ellen with he sloth. Hilarious. You have to google it. After that I loved them too. I want this book now…… Thanks for hosting again,

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    • reshamad

      I did not see that one Julie. Thanks for sharing! I have gotta see that for sure
      -Reshama

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  12. Omigosh!!! Those pictures are so adorable! I think my kids would be over the moon with this book. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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    • reshamad

      Absolutely Rene! I love the blog hop,I always find a great deal of good reads and activities shared. and do let me know how they like the book:)
      -Reshama

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  13. Earl

    I don’t like animals- at all. But this does look cute.

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  14. Bill

    Baby sloths rock!

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