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Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth
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Release date NZ
January 17th, 2005
Author
Pages
32
Dimensions (mm)
227x307x2
Edition
New title
Interest Age
2-5
Reading Age
2+
Illustrations
Illustrations
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Puffin Books
ISBN-13
9780140569247
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Product ID
1684056

Description

The sloth moves very slowly and takes life very gently; all the other animals in the rainforest want to know why he is so slow, so quiet, so boring and so lazy. The sloth's reply is a good and surprising one - quite a philosophical statement in favour of slowness!

Review

"With a preface by Jane Goodall, an emphasis on Amazon rain forest animals and Carle's bright, trademark collages, this book is sure to find a wide audience. All the animals in the rain forest watch as the sloth "slowly, slowly, slowly" crawls along a tree branch or "slowly, slowly, slowly" eats a leaf. "Why are you so slow?" they ask, "...so quiet, ...so boring?" The sloth does not answer until the jaguar asks why he is lazy. In the volume's densest chunk of text, the sloth replies with an unexpected barrage of adjectives, admitting that, while he is "sluggish, lethargic, placid, calm, mellow, laid-back and, well, slothful," he is "not lazy... that's just how I am. I like to do things slowly,/ slowly,/ slowly." The narrative's use of simple repeated phrases requires readers to ape the protagonist the text compels them to slow down. Colorful endpapers name all of the animals introduced in Carle's signature collage illustrations, with a setting particularly well-suited to his jewel-like palette. Children will readily identify with the hero's need to move at his own pace. The sweet, moss-covered sloth will especially appeal to rushed families who will find in Carle's attractive book a brief respite from their hurried lives." Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Eric Carle is the internationally acclaimed author/illustrator of several books for very young children. He has worked as a graphic artist for the New York Times and various advertising agencies. He now works freelance and is concerned with the transition of the child from the home to the school environment. Eric lives in Massachusetts, USA.
 

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