When the speediest family in the world finds a sweet, slow sloth on their doorstep, they take him in. But, little do they know, their new pet has quite a bit to teach them. For Amy’s family, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Mom rushes through her work. Dad rushes through his chores. Even little Amy rushes through dinner. But Sloth does things slowly. He likes to take long, leisurely baths with lots and lots of bubbles. He plays drawn-out, imaginative games. He eats his food slowly, enjoying one small bite at a time. After a few weeks of caring for their new pet, Amy’s family finds that they actually do have enough time to tell one another stories or go for long walks together after dinner—so long as they stop rushing around so much. The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down is a celebration of slowing down and remembering the important things in life.
Vivienne To is an illustrator and visual development artist working in film and publishing. She has designed characters and creatures for both animated and live action feature films, including The Lego Movie, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, and Walking With Dinosaurs. Her first picture book The Sloth Who Came To Stay, with author Margaret Wild, was published by Allen & Unwin in July 2017. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand. When she isn’t drawing, she can be found knitting on the couch, watching cute dogs at the local park or reading in the children’s section of the library and trying to blend in.
For Phil, Yve, and my niece
Did you spot the worm and ladybug throughout the book?
Check the pages the sloth is on to see if you can find the worm and the ladybug (sometimes they’re on the page more than once)!