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Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World

Written by Colleen AF Venable & illustrated by Ruth Chan
Published by Greenwillow Books
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Mervin the Sloth is just standing there quietly when giant letters drop onto the page: “Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world.” But what is the best thing in the world? What is Mervin about to do? It doesn’t take long for all of Mervin’s exuberant animal friends to barge in with their own ideas. Flying! Digging! Gazelling! Wait, gazelling? Is that even a word? If only sloths weren’t so slow! Because maybe it’s something even better. But only Amy the red panda sticks around to see it. This inventive picture book balances zany, pitch-perfect humor with warmth and heart—and irresistibly huggable animal characters. Fans of The Book with No Pictures and The Monster at the End of This Book will delight in the way it plays with form, makes you laugh out loud, and introduces us all to our new, very slow-moving best friend.

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Who Wrote Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World

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Colleen AF Venable

<p>Colleen AF Venable thinks the best stories always have a whole lot of silliness and cute animals. She is the author of <em>Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World</em>. She writes her own stories with the company of her two pet bunnies and five pet fish in Brooklyn, New York.</p>

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Ruth Chan

<b>Ruth Chan</b> is a children’s book author and illustrator who loves cake just as much as her adorable cat Georgie. Originally from Canada, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Georgie, and her dog, Feta. <i>Where’s the Party?</i> is Ruth’s debut picture book.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062338471
Publication Date:
September 13, 2016
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2015044303
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062338471

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