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Sloth at the Zoom

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Orbie

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zoos, mammals, peer pressure, humorous stories
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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Aug 2018
ISBN:9781771472494
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Description

One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. She had been looking forward to long, languorous naps while the sun gently warmed her belly. But at the Zoom, the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles. The monkeys climb so fast they forget to stop at the treetops. And the parrots fly so fast their tails draw rainbows across the sky.
When the sloth tries to make friends, nobody has any time—until the sloth meets a creature who’s a little more her speed, and everyone stops to notice. This is a surprising, delightful, and funny picture book about slowing down to enjoy the little things and making time for what matters.

About the Authors

Helaine Becker

HELAINE BECKER has published in many children's genres, from humorous verse to educational textbooks. Her knack for blending humor and education into a satisfying package that both delights and informs is recognized by critics and booksellers across North America. Her award-winning books include Boredom Blasters, Secret Agent Y.O.U., and Science on the Loose. Originally from New York, she lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.
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Orbie

ORBIE is a children’s book illustrator, graphic novel creator, and illustrator for newspapers, parenting posters, and marketing materials. She is also the illustrator of Sloth at the Zoom and some other funny books (She likes to laugh). She lives in Cap d'Espoir, Quebec.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 5
Awards
  • Short-listed, Sakura Medal Picture Book
  • Commended, Blue Spruce Award Honour Book
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library’s 2018 First and Best list for readers aged 0–5
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens
Editorial Reviews

"Dedicated to the world’s “slowpokes, dawdlers, and lazybones,” this book takes a loving look at the pleasure of slowing down."

— School Library Journal

“A gentle cautionary tale about pausing to “smell the flowers” for small humans, big humans, and animals. Recommended.”

— Resource Links

“Ms. Becker's rich language and storytelling makes this an excellent choice for a shared read.”

— Sal's Fiction Addiction

“Perfectly pitched for preschoolers who are just beginning to understand jokes…a gentle lesson that positive alternatives to hurtling mindlessly through life do exist.”

— Kirkus Reviews

"This sweet short story would make a terrific read-aloud in an early years’ classroom or library. "

— Canadian Review of Materials

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