Sloth Slept On

Publisher: Pavillion

What is the creature in the garden? The children ask its name, but all it does is sleep. Dad's no help, and they know it's not an elephant or tiger. The creature just snoozes. Maybe it's from outer space? Or a knight from long ago?

'LOOK!' shouts the long-ignored youngest child. Her rainforest book says it's a sloth from the Americas; they live in trees, move slowly and love sleeping. The rainforest sounds so magical, they decide to send the sloth home. But back in it's forest home, the sleepy sloth wonders which way is the zoo...

Chunky, strongly coloured illustrations portray gestures and feelings with unexpected delicacy, deftly handling the white-page space and carrying an unspoken background narrative in this gentle, endearing environmental tale.

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