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Sloth to the Rescue

Leanne Shirtliffe, Rob McClurkan (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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Sloth and friends teach kids how to combat first-day-of-school shyness in this humorous and heartfelt picture book.

At the Rainforest Rescue Center, Sloth loves when Patti comes to visit. But when Patti forgets her class report, it's up to Sloth, with the help of his other (faster) rain-forest friends, to return Patti's notebook to her-at school! Will they be able to find her among all the other kids in a new environment?

The first day of school can be scary-especially if you forget your summer assignment-but in Sloth to the Rescue,Sloth, Peccary, Boa, Capuchin, and Ocelot overcome their fears and realize that what makes them unique is what helps them fit right in!

Running Press Kids, 9780762491599, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

About the Author

Leanne Shirtliffe feels very much like a sloth when she has to crawl out of bed in the morning. Once she gets moving, she drinks tea and teaches high school, sometimes at the same time. Leanne is the author of several picture books, including The Change Your Name Store and I Love Sharks, Too!. Together with her husband and children, she loves laughing around the dinner table, especially at their home in Calgary, Canada.

Rob McClurkan grew up in Tennessee where his grandparents farm and Saturday morning cartoons and the Sunday Funnies fueled his imagination. He began his art career in advertising and publishing, but left all that to work in his basement and focus totally on illustration. When not working in his basement, Rob lives in the upstairs portion of his house with wife, two kids, and their dog, Izzi, in Atlanta, Georgia.