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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Lost Sloth is a funny story about a sloth trying his best to hurry to receive his prize: a department store shopping spree. The humor comes in Sloth's inability to get there fast -- despite the narrator's call to "Hurry, Sloth!" -- because, hey, he's a sloth! But with determination, a little luck, and some friendly assistance, he makes it. Fans of author-illustrator by J.Otto Seibold's Olive the Other Reindeer, will enjoy the busy pages packed with fun details.
What's the story?
Sloth gets a phone call that he's too slow to pick up, but the voicemail message says he's won a shopping spree and has just three hours to get to the store and claim his prize! He doesn't exactly know what a "spree" is, but he's glad he's won one. He rushes as fast as he can, but keeps getting off track and falling asleep! He misses his bus, takes a shortcut through the zoo, gets lost, and finally finally gets there via hang glider in the nick of time. But he falls asleep when he smashes into a pillow display!
Is it any good?
LOST SLOTH is a funny, silly story with lots to look at in the distinctive, stylized, vibrant art of J. Otto Seibold. With its humorous tone, funny situations, and adorably slow, sleepy, and clueless main character, it should offer many giggles in multiple readings. Kids will love chiming in on the refrain, "Hurry, Sloth!" -- which may remind parents of trying to get kids dressed, fed, and out of the house in the morning.
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