Perfect Picture Book Friday – A Little Book Of Sloth

Happy Friday, Everyone!

The book I have to share today is a little different and very cute and fun.  For starters, how can you not love a book that’s called A LIttle Book Of Sloth? 🙂

A Little Book Of Sloth
Written By: Lucy Cooke
Photographed By: Lucy Cooke
Margaret K. McElderry Books, March 2013, Non-Fiction

Suitable For Ages: there is no recommendation from the publisher – the photographs are suitable for all ages, the text has some higher level vocabulary, but I think would be enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

Themes/Topics: nature, animals, sloths

Opening: “It all started with Buttercup.  Baby Buttercup turned up on Judy’s doorstep as a tiny orphan.  She was a few weeks old and desperately needed a new mom. Buttercup’s new home provided more slouching opportunities than your average tree branch.  So she chose the best seat in the house and decided to stay.”

Brief Synopsis: This is a photographic story about a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica.  Wonderful photos of the many sloths-in-residence are accompanied by anecdotes and facts about sloths.

Links To Resources: Aviarios del Caribe sloth sanctuary website, the Sloth Appreciation Society, meet the sloths on video

Why I Like This Book: I don’t know about you, but I’ve never read a book about sloths before.  This book is beautiful, fun, and educational.  Written by Lucy Cooke, a British filmmaker, zoologist, photographer and founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society, it highlights this lesser-known animal in an irresistible way.  Ms. Cooke takes pains to mention at the end of the book that sloths are wild animals, not pets, and that children (and adults :)) can show their appreciation for these sweet creatures by joining the Sloth Appreciation Society.  A great choice for the animal lovers in your life 🙂

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

PPBF bloggers, please add your post specific link to the list below so we can all come see what delights you’ve picked out for us this week!

Have a great weekend, everyone! 🙂

54 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – A Little Book Of Sloth

  1. john mainey says:

    i have never been so moved by a book, it had me in tears. i just wanted to say if there is any justice in the world the film of the book of sloths should be made. sleep tight bay sloths.

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