The secret life of the sloth

by Pringle, Laurence, 1935-

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 599.3 Pri
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 599.3 Pri
Moon Township Public Library Easy ANIMALS JE PRINGLE
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Easy
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 599.313 Pri
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.313 Pri
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.3 P93
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 599.3 P93
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 599.3 P
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.3 P
South Park Library Juvenile j599.313 PRI
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j599.313 PRI
A year in the life of a sloth is revealed in this stunningly illustrated nonfiction picture book, the latest in the popular The Secret Life series.

Meet Perezoso, a brown-throated three-fingered sloth who lives in a rainforest habitat. Young readers will be fascinated as they learn all about her life -- how she searches for food, keeps herself safe from prey, and gives birth to a baby. Gorgeous realistic illustrations celebrate these intriguing creatures, and the story is filled with important facts and terms. The back matter at the conclusion of the book provides more in-depth information, a glossary, and further resources.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Perezoso, a sloth, lives in a rain forest. She swims across a river but progresses extremely slowly on land, hauling her body and weak legs forward with her strong arms. Though her eyesight is poor, her sense of smell guides her into the canopy of a particular tree to eat its leaves. Her nearly motionless body and the green algae growing in her fur provide the camouflage needed to avoid predators. After Perezoso gives birth, the baby clings to her chest and belly wherever she goes. As he grows, she teaches him what to eat, how to swim, and other survival skills. When he's ready for independence, she leaves to find another home. Like other volumes in the Secret Life series, this book offers an engaging narrative that spotlights the daily life of an individual animal while including information that applies broadly to others of the species. Created with soft pastels, aqua crayons, and walnut ink, the beautifully textured, richly atmospheric illustrations capture events and reinforce information presented in the text. A fascinating introduction to the sloth."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Pringle, Laurence, 1935- Secret life.
Subjects Rain forests -- Juvenile literature.
Sloths -- Juvenile literature.
Mammals -- Juvenile literature.
Rain forests.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Contributors Garchinsky, Kate, illustrator.
Boyds Mills Press, publisher.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781635923094
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