Super Sloth

Publisher: Andersen Press

Review

Sloth leads an uneventful life and spends his days lolling on a branch in his ordinary tree, where nothing much happens.

One day, as he leisurely surveys the jungle around him, he spots a book about superheroes on the ground. As he slowly reads it, he feels inspired to become a Super Sloth and finding himself a cape, he answers his first call for help: Anteater has stolen Toucan’s mangoes, but alas, by the time Super Sloth eventually arrives on the scene, the thief has escaped.

The animals must stop Anteater from stealing the fruit or they will all starve, but his hideout is heavily protected and even the guards have guards. Sloth realises that he is not fast enough to chase Anteater, so wonders if perhaps a slow, steady approach may be more successful and uses his unique qualities to save the day.

This amusing tale about Sloth’s journey of self-discovery is accompanied by warm, colourful illustrations. The underlying message, that it is better to play to your strengths than try to be something you are not, demonstrates that ingenuity and quick thinking can be just as effective as brawn and speed.

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