Score One for the Sloths

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Feb 3, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
The sloths at Sleepy Valley Sloth School were content in their slothfulness. Once in a while the teacher would awake and command them all to yawn or snore, but most of the time, the class just slept. One day, a new sloth arrives. She isn’t much like a sloth at all. She is a go-getter, a mover and a shaker—which is to say she actually moves. By mid-morning she’s driven the other sloths crazy. They think she’s a pest, and she thinks they’re nothing but a bunch of bores, that is until a real boar arrives—an official representative of S.O.S. (Society for Organizing Sameness) sent to close the school because of their low academic scores. Something has to be done, and all eyes turn to Sparky. Even with all of her energy though, Sparky can’t save the school alone.

Readers are sure to enjoy this humorous tale that celebrates the value of both individuality and being true to oneself.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Loved the beginning, the world-building. Perfect vocabulary & phonemes, and syntax, and illustrations, to make the reader feel ready to join the sloths. But the plot just didn't belong - it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - RaineyNicole - LibraryThing

This is a cute story about how being different is a good thing and your particular skills can always be found for good. This is cute for motivating students to learn, and try to use their skills in order for good. Read full review

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Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have collaborated on many funny and popular books for children, including the stories starring Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat, as well as the new Laugh-Along series. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York. Lynn Munsinger has lived in Vermont and Connecticut, devoting her time to freelance illustration.

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