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Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth

Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth

by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle

Slowly, slowly, slowly — that's the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. What strange kind of creature is this? The other animals wonder. Why doesn't it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? "Why are you so slow?" The howler monkey inquires, but the sloth doesn't answer any questions until the jaguar asks, "why are you so lazy?"

Anyone who has ever felt too busy will appreciate the sloth's peaceful lifestyle and realize that it's okay to take time to enjoy life. Eric Carle's dazzling collage illustrations introduce readers to the exotic beauty of the Amazon rain forest and the many unusual animals living there.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.7
Lexile Measure
410L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Puffin Books
Genre
Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Eric Carle Beloved children's book illustrator Eric Carle started drawing when he was a little boy and will never stop.
Eric Carle Beloved children's book illustrator Eric Carle started drawing when he was a little boy and will never stop.

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