A Little Book of Sloth

By Lucy Cooke
(Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781442445574, 64pp.)

Publication Date: March 5, 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '13 Kids List
“The photos alone in this nonfiction book about Slothville, a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica, are almost too cute to take, but add a narrative that includes phrases like 'cuddle puddle,' and the cuteness overflows! Kids will love this adorable and educational book filled with information about sloths and the important work being done to protect the species.”
-- Jeanne Ryan, Dragonwings Bookstore, Waupaca, WI


Cozy up with adorable baby sloths in this irresistible photographic picture book.

Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world’s largest sloth orphanage. You’ll fall in love with bad-boy Mateo, ooh and ahh over baby Biscuit, and want to wrap your arms around champion cuddle buddy Ubu!

From British filmmaker and sloth expert Lucy Cooke comes a hilarious, heart-melting photographic picture book starring the laziest—and one of the cutest—animals on the planet.

About the Author

Lucy Cooke is a British filmmaker, photographer, zoologist, and founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society. A Little Book of Sloth is her first book. Visit her at Slothville.com.

Praise For A Little Book of Sloth

* "Cooke writes with a firm sense of authority and a loving irreverence?that lifts these pages far above most real-life animal books and should make the inevitable umpteenth readaloud easy to bear."

* "Move over, pandas?e"there?e(TM)s a new adorable wild animal on the picture-book scene. Sloth aficionado Cooke casts the sloths of Costa Rica?e(TM)s sloth sanctuary (which she dubs ?eoeSlothville?e ) in an adorable photo-essay that combines vivid images of the photogenic residents with lively information about sloths in general and individual residents...kids with patience for the book?e(TM)s longer length will enjoy listening to it as a read-aloud, and plenty of youngsters will be happy just to flip through the images of an unfamiliar but deeply cuddle-able collection of creatures."

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