Mervin the Sloth Is about to Do the Best Thing in the World (Hardcover)

By Colleen AF Venable, Ruth Chan (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, 9780062338471, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016



Mervin the Sloth is just standing there quietly when giant letters drop onto the page: "Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world." But what is the best thing in the world? What is Mervin about to do?

It doesn't take long for all of Mervin's exuberant animal friends to barge in with their own ideas. Flying Digging Gazelling Wait, gazelling? Is that even a word?

If only sloths weren't so slow Because maybe it's something even better. But only Amy the red panda sticks around to see it.

This inventive picture book balances zany, pitch-perfect humor with warmth and heart--and irresistibly huggable animal characters. Fans of The Book with No Pictures and The Monster at the End of This Book will delight in the way it plays with form, makes you laugh out loud, and introduces us all to our new, very slow-moving best friend.