Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books
Release Date: October 16, 2014
A group of children find a sloth snoring away in a tree in their garden. Not knowing what it is, they set out to find out. While the two older children dream up increasingly outrageous possibilities, from an astronaut to a pirate, to a space creature, the youngest little girl investigates books and a globe and discovers what it really is and where it lives. But how can the children help the sloth to get home if it won't wake up?
So I have a soft spot for Sloth books, even ones written two years ago. Which is why I picked this book up at the library with glee. To be sure, this book is a completely absurd mystery, but it is one that provides some light facts and some weird imaginings. I am partial to the sloth astronaut spread. The illustrations are the true standout in this book though. I don't know if it is my favorite sloth picture book, but it was certainly entertaining.