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“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth

Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
Forward by Jane Goodall

A beautiful story about a sloth in the Amazon rainforest. This book introduces children to exotic animals that they may not have encountered yet.

As the Sloth goes on his journey, the other animals keep asking him questions.

What strange kind of creature is this?

Why doesn’t it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us?

Why are you so slow??”

But the sloth doesn’t answer any questions until the jaguar asks, Why are you so lazy??

After thinking for a long, long time, sloth admits to being “slow, quiet and boring,” as well as

lackadaisical, unflappable, languid,
stoic, impassive, sluggish, lethargic,
placid, calm, mellow, laid-back
and…. slothful!”

He is also a welcome example for all: “I am relaxed and tranquil, and I like to live in peace.” But he denies being lazy.

A foreword by renowned zoologist Jane Goodall explains her fascination with sloths. There is room in everyone’s life for a little peace and quiet, and this introduction to an animal that is the epitome of tranquillity will be welcome at bedtime, or anytime.

The story celebrates our right to be who we are. It is about diversity and awareness of one’s own values and strengths.

Slowly, slowly, slowly. That’s the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. 
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.

Meet Sloth Lil’ Buddies Plush Toy
7″ soft and cuddly sloth plush toy.
Pair with Eric Carle’s
Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth for a perfect gift!


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