It’s Slumby the sloth’s first day of school in the rainforest. Can he keep up with everyone and still be himself?
Everyone loves Slumby; he’s kind, he’s most always happy, and butterflies follow him everywhere. Slumby knows that the other students at school like him, except that he moves…so…very…slowly.
When he is too slow to compete in the turtle race, or play boa rope, or play armadillo ball, what is he to do? It can be hard to be left out. Then again, when one of his classmates is in danger, Slumby might be the only one who can help.
Acclaimed Italian duo author Chiara Carminati and illustrator Roberta Angaramo work together to create a sweet, heartfelt story about how people have different strengths.
Chiara Carminati has written over 25 books for children from her home in Italy, <i> Smile, Breathe, and Go Slowly</i> being her first book with Holiday House. Chiara has dedicated much of her life to encouraging children to read and has won several awards including the Terre del Magnifio and the Premio Andersen–Il mondo dell’infanzia award.
Roberta Angaramo has illustrated more than thirty titles with publishers all over the world, including <i>A Perfect Home for a Family</i> and <i>Dog in Boots</i>. She lives in Italy in a small rural village. Visit her on the web at www.robertaangaramo.com.