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 rainforest and the many unusual animals living there.
“Slowly, slowly, slowly”, Said The Sloth, is a lovely story about a sloth in the Amazon. This book introduces children to unfamiliar exotic animals that they may not have encountered yet. As the Sloth goes on his journey through the Amazon, the other animals ask him questions like “why are you so slow?”, “why are you so lazy?”. This book gives you the opportunity to teach young children about asking questions. There is also a lot of repetition in this book which helps children to remember and recognize familiar words. The illustrations are bright and colorful and all the animals are labeled at the back of the book so that children can get familiar with new exotic animals.