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Sloth at the zoom
2018
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One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom ! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo , a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. She had been looking forward to long, languorous naps while the sun gently warmed her belly. But at the Zoom , the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles. The monkeys climb so fast they forget to stop at the treetops. And the parrots fly so fast their tails draw rainbows across the sky.

When the sloth tries to make friends, nobody has any time--until the sloth meets a creature who's a little more her speed, and everyone stops to notice. This is a surprising, delightful, and funny picture book about slowing down to enjoy the little things and making time for what matters.



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Silliness and quiet wisdom follow the tracks of an animal-transport van that delivers a sloth to the zoom instead of the zzzzzoo. Rather than arriving at a laid-back new abode, the sloth finds himself living with a really fast crowd: monkeys who constantly climb, zebras who run so fast that their stripes come off, parrots who streak across the sky so fleetly that they leave rainbows in their wake. The sloth wants to make a friend, but the zoom crowd won't slow down for him. Subtle jabs are made at overscheduled adults here, as seen with the busy, busy, busy! cheetah and the monkeys who are running late. Orbie's pastel illustrations, with comic-book lettering and speech bubbles, are a joy to follow and creatively show just how slow a sloth can be. For example, several speech bubbles are used for one sloth sentence to show his unhurried pace. The sloth finally finds a friend just his speed, and their picnic for two grows as the other animals finally stop by and become fast friends.--Connie Fletcher Copyright 2018 Booklist
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