"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth
Classic Eric Carle illustrations tell the tale in this book of a sloth and his confident defense of his ways when forest neighbors rudely stick their noses (and beaks!) where they don't belong. This is a wonderful story about perspective; a great way to begin a conversation with children about passing judgment. In response to the sloth "slowly, slowly, slowly" crawling on the branch of a tree, eating a leaf, falling asleep, waking up, etc...a monkey, a caiman, an anteater and more accuse him of being slow, quiet and boring, framing the very gist of his being as negatively as possible. The last straw is when the jaguar calls him "lazy." The sloth, slowly, thoughtfully and impressively lays out all the things that he, in fact, believes he is. Slow and boring do make the list, but so do unflappable, stoic, calm and tranquil. This is a beautifully illustrated way to realize that there is often more to a forest friend than meets the eye
that there is quite often a negative and a positive way to frame the very same thing. It's a choice we all make.
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