The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down

 
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The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
August 14, 2018
ISBN
978-1419731952
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When the speediest family in the world finds a sweet, slow sloth on their doorstep, they take him in. But, little do they know, their new pet has quite a bit to teach them. For Amy’s family, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Mom rushes through her work. Dad rushes through his chores. Even little Amy rushes through dinner. But Sloth does things slowly. He likes to take long, leisurely baths with lots and lots of bubbles. He plays drawn-out, imaginative games. He eats his food slowly, enjoying one small bite at a time. After a few weeks of caring for their new pet, Amy’s family finds that they actually do have enough time to tell one another stories or go for long walks together after dinner—so long as they stop rushing around so much. The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down is a celebration of slowing down and remembering the important things in life.

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Importance of Family
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Amy's family rushes for everything. "They walked fast, drove fast, shopped fast, and ate fast." This upsets Amy because there isn't any time for laughter or fun. When Amy finds a sloth hanging from a tree in the park, she never expected the impact he'd have on her family.

Sloth did everything very, very slow. While Amy's family rushes, sloth still moves slow. For that reason, they have to wait for him. Eventually, the family begins to slow their activities and Amy is full of joy from it.

THE SLOTH WHO SLOWED US DOWN is an adorable story that teaches about the importance of enjoying your life instead of speeding through it. It's important to slow down and enjoy the little things. Sloth teaches Amy's family this and I love it! Sloths are known to be slow so it is very well done by the author.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of animals, especially sloths. It's also a good story to teach the importance of family.
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