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Children's Nonfiction General

Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider

by (author) Jess Keating

illustrated by Pete Oswald

Publisher
Scholastic Inc
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
General, Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Squirrels, etc., Mammals
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781338239898
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $23.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781338782011
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $19.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

Have fun learning about some odd but true animal facts with Dr. Sugar Glider and her patients!

 

Zoë Zebra is troubled. Why do flies crash into her? A visit from Dr. Glider can solve the mystery. Our gliding doctor also helps a sloth stay awake, a sneezing iguana, a leaderless clownfish, a lovesick egret, and many more creatures with some peculiar problems.

This hilarious and fun picture book by author and zoologist Jess Keating (Pink Is for Blobfish) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald (The Couch Potato) is packed with entertaining animal stories and unbelievable true facts on every page that are sure to fascinate curious young readers. Scientific vocabulary appears throughout each medical adventure, and there's a glossary and a list of species at the end.

And for more laughter and nonfiction fun, read about the weird but true problems among Dr. Glider's first group of patients in Eat Your Rocks, Croc!

 

About the authors

As a zoologist and author, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and victim of the dreaded paper cut. Her books blend science, humor, and creativity, and include the acclaimed My Life Is a Zoo middle-grade trilogy and award-winning picture books, like Shark Lady and Pink Is for Blobfish. Jess lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, nerdy documentaries, and writing books for curious and adventurous kids. Jess can be found online at jesskeating.com or on Twitter at @Jess_Keating.

Jess Keating's profile page

 

PETE OSWALD is a fine-arts painter, an animator, an author, and an illustrator. He illustrated the New York Times bestselling books The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean by Jory John. He has also worked as a character designer and concept artist on the movies Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman. Pete lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and their three sons. You can visit him online at peteoswald.com.

 

Pete Oswald's profile page

Editorial Reviews

 

"Keating has a knack for finding intriguing information and the skill to impart it with humor. Oswald's engaging illustrations feature creatures with expressive, anthropomorphic faces... Fans of the first book will be thrilled to encounter more fact-filled fun." -- Kirkus Reviews

 

Praise for Eat Your Rocks, Croc!:

"Keating's language is full of puns, but her science is spot-on... Frankly fantastic but fact-filled fun." -- Kirkus Reviews

 

Praise for Pink Is for Blobfish by Jess Keating:

"A playful introduction to the kookier corners of the animal kingdom." -- Booklist

"Keating maintains a casual tone while delivering intriguing details about each animal." -- Publishers Weekly

 

Praise for The Bad Seed, illustrated by Pete Oswald:

"Working in digitized watercolors, Oswald makes this antihero's angst vivid and touching, and the world the seed moves in -- a metropolis populated by seeds that include peanuts, coconuts, and corn kernels -- adds a playful counterpoint of background detail and comedy." -- Publishers Weekly

 

Praise for The Good Egg, illustrated by Pete Oswald:

* "Oswald's digitally composed, bright artwork pops with rib-tickling close-ups and character-building moments." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

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