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Sloth went

by Lehrhaupt, Adam,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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This hilarious picture book is about a sloth on the go . A sloth who is . . . very slowly . . . making his way to a major milestone: potty training!

Today is Sloth's big day.
He's excited.
But he's also nervous.

What if something happens?
What if NOTHING happens?

Sloth Went is a book about poop. But it's also an adventure story about facing your fears, gaining independence, and learning to do what you have to. Even if, as in Sloth's case, it takes a little while to get there.

Also included: back matter with the amazing true story of how sloths poop!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Little Sloth uncertainly sets out on a task that (aside from a spoiler on the cover) remains ambiguous through multiple hints and double entendres ("What if something happens?" "What if nothing happens?") until, eventually, he reaches the ground, selects a spot, and sits down to do his doody. Shum declines to show anything explicit in the cartoon illustrations, but he does make comic gold of Sloth's slow, slow progress down a tree trunk, as rain forest residents cheer him on, and also his sequence of changing expressions as he sits . . . and waits . . . until, with a happy dance, proclaims, "I did it!" In an afterword as entertaining as the main story, Lehrhaupt explains that sloths, who "lead a very chill lifestyle," rarely need to poop, but they brave jaguars and other predators when they do, by actually climbing down to the forest floor, and can lose 33 percent of their entire body weight in one dump. He also allows that potty training can be a tough time for humans, too, even without jaguars to worry about, and thinks that he'll try that happy dance himself ("It sounds like fun!"). Younger children inspired by Sloth's courage and independent spirit may likewise be drawn to dance along after their own successful (e)missions."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Reading Lehrhaupt's (Please, Open This Book!) afterword proves essential to fully enjoying this potty tale. It reveals that sloths' digestive systems are--no surprise--slow, that the creatures only need to poop once a week, and that they are instinctively driven to do so on the ground, far below their safe home in the forest canopy. Representing hygiene habits in the extreme, this information forges a critical bond between the protagonist, an anxious little sloth, and readers, who will understand that pooping to others' expectations is a big deal. "I don't think I'm gonna make it," the baby sloth tells various forest friends while inching anxiously down the tree. "Just listen to your body and it will all work out," advises Frog, one of the sloth's many cheerleaders. Watercolor and ink cartooning by Shum (Holly's Day at the Pool) is good humored but never at the expense of empathy; reassuring, sunny washes of color in a range of perspectives and composition styles build momentum, then portray the deed through four realistically funny grimaces in close-up, followed by a well-deserved touchdown dance. Families facing similar toilet trepidation will find plenty of sympathy and wisdom in these pages. Ages 3--6. Author's agent: Alexandra Penfold, Upstart Crow Literary. Illustrator's agent: Teresa Kietlinski. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Defecation -- Juvenile fiction.
Sloths -- Juvenile fiction.
Jungle animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Defecation -- Fiction.
Sloths -- Fiction.
Jungle animals -- Fiction.
Animal fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Contributors Shum, Benson, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Sometimes a little poop can be a big adventure."--Cover.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781547602452
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