The Secret Life of the Sloth By Laurence Pringle; Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky

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ISBN: 9781635923094


Published by (2021-04-20)

A year in the life of a sloth is revealed in this stunningly illustrated nonfiction picture book, the latest in the popular The Secret Life series.

Meet Perezoso, a brown-throated three-fingered sloth who lives in a rainforest habitat. Young readers will be fascinated as they learn all about her life -- how she searches for food, keeps herself safe from prey, and gives birth to a baby. Gorgeous realistic illustrations celebrate these intriguing creatures, and the story is filled with important facts and terms. The back matter at the conclusion of the book provides more in-depth information, a glossary, and further resources.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 17.99 USD / 23.99 CAD
Published: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 9781635923094
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 9 x 9

"Like other volumes in the Secret Life series, this book offers an engaging narrative that spotlights the daily life of an individual animal while including information that applies broadly to others of the species. Created with soft pastels, aqua crayons, and walnut ink, the beautifully textured, richly atmospheric illustrations capture events and reinforce information presented in the text. A fascinating introduction to the sloth." — Booklist

"Pringle pairs an intimate account of the life of a brown-throated three-fingered sloth to Garchinsky’s impressionistic crayon-and-pastel close-ups of their subjects...Touching and informative: a beguiling invitation to share a branch with a pair of laid-back, uniquely adapted tree dwellers." —Kirkus Reviews