The Slowest Book Ever (Hardcover)

By April Pulley Sayre, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620917831, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016



April Pulley Sayre's wry, quirky storytelling tone shines from the warning on the first page ("This is a S-L-O-W book. Do not read it while surfing, water skiing, or running to escape giant weasels.") right through to the glossary at the end. In between, readers will explore an astounding variety of information about all things slow--in nature, geology, art, outer space, etc. Throughout, The SLOWEST Book EVER playfully encourages readers to slow down and savor everything. As Sayre shows: "If you think slowly enough, the entire world is amazing." This innovative nonfiction work is a treasure trove of information that begs for multiple readings.

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults, including the popular Rah, Rah, Radishes!, Stars Beneath Your Bed (an ALA Notable Book), Eat Like a Bear (an ALA Notable Book), and Vulture View (a Geisel Honor book). Sayre and her husband live in South Bend, Indiana. Visit Kelly Murphy has illustrated numerous picture books and chapter books, including Face Bug, the New York Times Best Seller Masterpiece, and the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist book series. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.