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.
"Dedicated to the world’s “slowpokes, dawdlers, and lazybones,” this book takes a loving look at the pleasure of slowing down."
“A gentle cautionary tale about pausing to “smell the flowers” for small humans, big humans, and animals. Recommended.”
“Ms. Becker's rich language and storytelling makes this an excellent choice for a shared read.”
“Perfectly pitched for preschoolers who are just beginning to understand jokes…a gentle lesson that positive alternatives to hurtling mindlessly through life do exist.”
"This sweet short story would make a terrific read-aloud in an early years’ classroom or library. "