Published by Beach Lane Books
Summary: Follow a sloth through its day in the rainforest as it eats, climbs, rests, and hides. The photos mostly tell the story, along with a few short sentences. Longer side bars on every other page add additional information. The story ends with “the changing of the sloths” as the diurnal three-toed sloth falls asleep and the nocturnal two-toed sloth awakens. Includes additional information about sloths and a list of four resources “for more leisurely chewing.” 48 pages; ages 4-10.
Pros: April Pulley Sayre’s photos never disappoint, and these capture sloths doing all kinds of interesting things. The short text and photos make this a good read-aloud for preschoolers, while the sidebars and back matter make it just as good a choice for older kids.
Cons: A book about sloths is not a thrilling page-turner.