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Sloth Wasn't Sleepy by Kate Messner

Sloth Wasn't Sleepy (edition 2021)

by Kate Messner (Author)

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Title:Sloth Wasn't Sleepy
Authors:Kate Messner (Author)
Info:Sounds True (2021), 32 pages
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Sloth Wasn't Sleepy by Kate Messner


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This book talk about Sloth not being able to sleep do to her worries. When she close her eyes, all her worries rush through her head and fulled with fear, unable to sleep. Mom trying to help Sloth, trying to empty out the worries. I think it is a simple story that a lot of kids can relate to, not being able to sleep because of fears. It is a story line you see often in children story. I think it is a good book to read for bedtime because it is meant for bedtime story. ( )
  cchaun | Jan 12, 2022 |
Sloth Wasn’t Sleepy

I Picked Up This Book Because: Random find while looking for another book that begins with sloth. Plus sloths are my spirit animal.

Media Type: Digital
Source: CCP Library
Dates Read: 3/18/21 - 3/18/21
Stars: 5 Stars

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Mama (also a sloth):

The Story:

This little baby sloth has anxiety when going to sleep at night and mama teaches her how to breathe and let them go. The illustrations are super cute and I think this book could be a great tool to help little ones with bedtime. ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Mar 18, 2021 |
Fears float away in a soothing and imaginative way, leaving a sense of comfort, warmth and security in a book, which is sure to become a nighttime favorite.

It's bedtime, but Sloth isn't sleepy. Although snuggled in Mama Sloth's arms, it's plagued by worries of dangerous animals and more. While Mama Sloth insists there's nothing to worry about, Sloth just can't seem to shove these thoughts away. But Mama Sloth just might have an idea how to help the situation so that Sloth can finally find peace and go to sleep.

The first thing that caught my eye (besides the super cute sloth) were the illustrations. These are beautifully done. The colors are bright and yet, soothing. While the scenes and characters are distinctly portrayed, there's enough artistry to sweep away harsh lines and allow a bit of dreaminess to come through. In other words, they're perfect for gazing but also give the right touch for those last minutes before going to sleep.

The tale itself is sweet, warming and even weaves in a few ideas on how to chase those worries away and drift off into dreamland. Mama Sloth's love and care is easy to feel as she wraps Sloth in her arms and tries her best to sooth him. Listeners will understand Sloth's problem, and thanks to the types of fears Sloth has, won't accidentally let his worries slide over into their own thoughts and concerns. Mama Sloth's solution, while chasing away Sloth's problems, also adds a bit of dreamy imagination and subtly sets the mood for sleep.

It's a lovely bedtime read with an adorable character.

I received a complimentary copy and found it to be a wonderful bedtime read. ( )
  tdrecker | Mar 17, 2021 |
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