The slowest book ever

by Sayre, April Pulley,

Format: Print Book 2016
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Summary
"This is a S-L-O-W book. Do not read it while surfing, water skiing, or running to escape giant weasels..."

April Pulley Sayre's wry, quirky storytelling tone shines from the warning on the first page right through to the glossary at the end. In between, readers will explore an astounding variety of information about all things slow--in nature, geology, art, outer space, etc. Throughout, The SLOWEST Book EVER playfully encourages readers to slow down and savor everything. As Sayre shows: "If you think slowly enough, the entire world is amazing." This innovative nonfiction work is a treasure trove of information that begs for multiple readings.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this age of fast food, fast cars, and fast technology, Sayre urges readers to slow down. Divided into such broad categories as animals, plants, geology, outer space, body, arts, and stuff, she presents unusual facts and commentary about some of the slowest creatures and phenomena on the planet and beyond. Some facts are straightforward, like the agave plant that takes 10 to 25 years to bloom (then dies!), or how a mountain of hard granite only erodes 1 inch in 10,000 years. Other facts are more whimsical, such as the job of Keith Jackson, who had the task of watching paint dry and recording the times, or that humans sleep about a third of their lives. Throughout this hodgepodge, accompanied by lively orange illustrations that keep readers awake, the author encourages children to take on a slower pace in life by being more observant, thoughtful, and creative. She takes her own advice by making the typically boring glossary (chewy words) and not-exactly-the-end-notes engaging parts of the book. Speed readers not welcome.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "For kids accustomed to a fast-moving world, this celebration of slowness may be just the ticket. Sayre (Woodpecker Wham!) explores the topic within the context of broad categories, making the focus not exclusively about slowness, per se, but about the invisible or unnoticed geological and biological processes constantly occurring around (and within) us. Two-color cartoons from Murphy (the Anton and Cecil series) dominate each spread as Sayre addresses slow-moving animals and slow-growing organisms, human processes such as breathing and sleep, the 2,000-year construction of the Great Wall of China, space exploration, and more. Presenting big concepts in an inviting, eye-catching format, Sayre leaves readers with the message that "if you think slowly enough, the entire world can be amazing." Ages 8-12. Author's agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Speed -- Juvenile literature.
Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile literature.
Speed.
Curiosities and wonders.
Publisher Honesdale, Pennsylvania :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Murphy, Kelly, illustrator.
Language English
Description 176 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-168) and index.
ISBN 9781620917831
1620917831
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