A Little Book of Sloth

A Little Book of Sloth

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013
  • Science Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

Readers will be in love with Buttercup, Velcro, Mateo, Sunshine, Sammy, and all the other sloths that live in Slothville, a sanctuary in Costa Rica that cares for sloths in need. Sloths are native to the jungles of Central America, and are not intended as pets. Frequently, baby sloths are rescued from poachers who plan to sell them as pets. Slothville takes them in and gives them a new home.

Did you know there are actually two types of sloths? The Bradypus has three toes and Choloepus has two toes. Both like to hang upside down and sleep. Sloths are slow and chill. Sloths like to warm up in the sun and cuddle with other sloths. In the wild, sloths are loners, but at the sanctuary, they find cuddle buddies.

While you can’t have a pet sloth, you can help the sanctuary raise an orphaned sloth until it’s ready to be released in the wild. To make a donation, go to sloth sanctuary and to love sloths, go to the Sloth Appreciation Society Beautiful photos capture these whimsical characters in party hats, climbing trees, playing on a Jungle gym, eating beans, cuddling, riding in a pail, and sleeping with stuffed animals. This book taught me a great life lesson: Just Chill.

The book has it right, “Warning: Baby sloths can be highly addictive. Prepare yourself for cute overload!” “Too Cute! Baby Sloths” is the Animal Planet Documentary by Lucy Cooke featuring the same sloths in this new book. It first aired December 17, 2011, in the United States. Highly, highly recommended for animal lovers of all ages.

64 pages

ISBN: 978-1442445574

Recommended by Pamela Thompson, Library Media Specialist, Texas, USA - Visit Pamela's YA Novels Blog at http://booksbypamelathompson.blogspot.com/

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The sloth are obviously qadorable and the text is sooo cute!!!! This amazing book makes you want to hug a sloth!! :)
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Absolutely enchanting, the faces of these adorable critters immediately trigger a loving sigh of "awwww" as each page is turned. The photographs simply demand a warm fuzzy response. From kindergarten to fifth grade, not forgetting the doting adult listeners, the response was the same.
The text is simple and informative. A whole new feeling of respect for these animals, and for those who rescue and nurture them appears almost instantaneously.
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