Published by First Second
Summary: Peter and Ernesto are two sloths who enjoy life in their treetop, but one day Ernesto decides he wants something more. He climbs down from the tree to go out into the world and see the rest of the sky. A whale and a camel help him travel through the ocean and desert. Meanwhile, Peter is scared to death to leave home, but finally decides he must make sure Ernesto is okay. Helped by other animals, he finds the courage to cross a rickety bridge, swim across a stream, and finally reunite with Ernesto. The two friends return to their tree, Ernesto with a greater appreciation of home, and Peter with a bit more of a taste for adventure. 128 pages; grades 1-4.
Pros: This quirky story will appeal to both graphic novel fans and beginning readers just starting to move on from Elephant and Piggie.
Cons: Great liberties have been taken with sloths’ actual abilities and speed.