"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth

Book - 2002
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Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780399239540
0399239545
Branch Call Number: Ju E Car

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htyminski
Feb 20, 2017

My toddler loves this book because there are so many animals to point out. Because the illustrations are beautiful, I don't mind reading this to her 3 times a day -- when this book is on our shelf, it's her go to book.

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StaceyLB
Feb 17, 2013

This book is an okay read. Younger children would enjoy it. It teaches about moving too fast and not taking out the time to enjoy life and all that it has to offer. Parents who have hectic schedules could read this with their children and benefit from it as a family. It would be nice to explain this to your child before they slipped into the habit of rushing everything everyday in order to avoid the obstacles that come with rushing later on in life. For an older crowd, the book may be boring but it offers a few vocabulary words (when the sloth finally decides to speak).

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rmpenn1976
Feb 10, 2013

This book is a story about a sloth who is comfortable in his own skin. Though he is challenged by other members of the jungle as to why he moves so slow he talks about the benefits he experiences from moving so slow. This book is appropriate for ages 6-8 years old. It teaches a lesson about learning how to embrace differences

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StaceyLB
Feb 17, 2013

StaceyLB thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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rmpenn1976
Feb 10, 2013

rmpenn1976 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 8

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StaceyLB
Feb 17, 2013

The book explains how slow the sloth moves in doing certain tasks and other animals questioning the sloths' actions. The sloth decides to answer all of the animals at once and he basically describes himself and lets the other animals know exactly the type of animal he is.

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rmpenn1976
Feb 10, 2013

A sloth is approached by various members of the jungle who question why he moves so slow. They each ask the sloth why he is so slow to which he gives them no response. The story ends where the sloth explains that he loves living in peace and moving slowly.

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StaceyLB
Feb 17, 2013

"I am also unflappable, languid, stoic, impassive, sluggish, lethargic, placid, calm, mellow, laid-back and, well, slothful! I am relaxed and tranquil, and I like to live in peace."

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rmpenn1976
Feb 10, 2013

"Then the sloth yawned and said, I like to do things slowly, slowly, slowly",. This quote embodies the entire book's them that the sloth is told that he is lazy, boring and slow to which he has no response until the end of the story.

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