Jeanne Willis Sloth's Shoes

ISBN 13: 9780099407577

Sloth's Shoes

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9780099407577: Sloth's Shoes
From Publishers Weekly:

This off-beat British import relates how a slow-moving sloth was a year late for his birthday party and thus had outgrown his main present, the shoes of the title. But while the book lacks a satisfying storyline, Willis and Ross (who joined talents for The Pet Person) draw readers in with playful language and humorous ink-and-watercolor illustrations. Willis's alliterative absurdity at times recalls Dr. Seuss, as when "A Boomslang boomed from a branch below." The "Potteroos," which look like moles with long noses, stitch "Such beautiful shoes with vine-twine ties/ ?His favorite shape! His perfect size!?/ And lined with softest, moth-proof moss/ And sewn with skeins of spiders' floss." Ross's animated animal party is a gleeful assortment of woodland animals in formal dress, dancing and sipping from tiny martini glasses. But the premise of a no-show birthday sloth ultimately keeps the amusing moments from adding up to an engaging whole. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews:

It's Sloth's fifth birthday, and all the animals pitch in to plan the party of the year. But slow-poke Sloth is so fashionably late that the other party animals, who revel throughout the year while waiting for their friend, tire just before Sloth finally arrives: ``right place, right day, wrong year.'' Sloth has missed all the fun, and has also grown out of his birthday present, a pair of carefully stitched shoes. This humorous tale trips off the tongue, its rhyming stanzas bordering more on fun than forced, with poetic sounds and alliteration. The friendly and unusual cast of charactersranging from potteroos to pangolinsare whimsically depicted in revelryfrom a tuxedo-clad snake to a party-pooping fruit bat in pajamas. Readers are bound to enjoy the amusing, offbeat party preparations. (Picture book. 3-6) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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