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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: M Lexile measure: 520L Guided Reading Level: M Reading Recovery Level: 20
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Sloth at the Zoom
By (author): Helaine Becker Illustrated by: Orbie
9781771472494 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 5, Grade (US) from P - 5 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Zoos Aug 15, 2018
$19.95 CAD
Forthcoming 8.5 x 9.75 x 0.38 in | 393 gr 40 pages Color illustrations throughout Owlkids Books
A laid-back sloth reminds an entire zoo to sloooow down

One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. She had been looking forward to long, languorous naps while the sun gently warmed her belly. But at the Zoom, the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles. The monkeys climb so fast they forget to stop at the treetops. And the parrots fly so fast their tails draw rainbows across the sky.

When the sloth tries to make friends, nobody has any time—until the sloth meets a creature who’s a little more her speed, and everyone stops to notice. This is a surprising, delightful, and funny picture book about slowing down to enjoy the little things and making time for what matters.

HELAINE BECKER is an award-winning writer of books for children. She has
written over 80 books, including Worms for Breakfast and the
best-selling picture book A Porcupine in a Pine Tree. Helaine lives in
Toronto, Ontario, where she tends to move either way too fast (cheetah!) or
not at all (sloth).

ORBIE is a children’s book illustrator, graphic novel creator, and
illustrator for newspapers, posters, and marketing materials who lives
Cap d'Espoir, Quebec. She is known for her art surrounding themes of
birth and motherhood. Sloth at the Zoom will be Orbie’s first English
language picture book.

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“Perfectly pitched for preschoolers who are just beginning to understand jokes…a gentle lesson that positive alternatives to hurtling mindlessly through life do exist.” - Kirkus Reviews

"Dedicated to the world’s “slowpokes, dawdlers, and lazybones,” this book takes a loving look at the pleasure of slowing down." - School Library Journal

“Ms. Becker's rich language and storytelling makes this an excellent choice for a shared read.” - Sal's Fiction Addiction

"This sweet short story would make a terrific read-aloud in an early years’ classroom or library. " - Canadian Review of Materials

“A gentle cautionary tale about pausing to “smell the flowers” for small humans, big humans, and animals. Recommended.” - Resource Links

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