"Slowly, slowly, slowly," said the sloth

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Scholastic, 2002 - Animals
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Overview: Slowly, slowly, slowly ... that's how the sloth lives. He hangs upside-down from the branch of a tree, night and day, in the sun and in the rain, while the other animals of the rain forest rush past him. "Why are you so slow? Why are you so quiet? Why are you so lazy?" the others ask the sloth. And, after a long, long, long time, the sloth finally tells them! Set in the lush world of the tropical rain forest, this original picture book is an exquisite showcase of Eric Carle's colorful collage art-with a meaningful message: Slow down! Take time to enjoy your world. Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

The sloth slowly sits hanging from the tree all day as other jungle animals pass him by and ask about his lethargic tendencies. This is an interesting book for talking about lesser known animals and ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

The text is nice enough, but simple—I just think the illustrations in this are the most beautiful of any Eric Carle book I've ever read. Read full review

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