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Super Sweet Story with A Great Message =)
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016
This is an adorable book. Both the text and the illustrations are whimsical and sweet. The story is so cute and funny. The main message of the book is simple, profound, and never outrightly stated- To accept others for who they are.
I care for six children, ages one year-old to nine years-old. The nine, eight, and seven year-olds laughed at the story the first time I read it aloud. They picked up on the subtle humor and gentle irony.
The one year-old liked the pictures, and the four year-old twins loved the story and, with explanations along the way, could understand the humor of Sparky winning at a game of "statue" etc. =)
(Just be prepared, after you finish reading the book aloud, to explain why we can't really order a sloth in the mail! =D)
The older kids are always willing to read this story to the younger kids, and it's definitely a favorite.
After we read this book the first time, the kids and I talked about loving others just as they are. They totally get it. =)
I highly recommend this sweet book! =)
P.S. Shortly after sharing this book with the kids, I ordered them each a "Hug a Sloth Kit (book with plush)" right here on Amazon. The kids LOVED their little sloths, and, not surprisingly, each named their sloth, "Sparky"! =)