I love this book, and was very excited to read this to one of my baby storytime groups just recently where it was well received by all. In fact, the babies were so attentive to the book and I had never seen anything like it before for such an age group.
I love that Elizabeth does the occasional review for us, and I am very glad that I gave her this book to review because the message that came out of it is beautiful and on point for tween girls and boys.
I wasn’t sure what this book was exactly going to be about, apart from a Sloth Who Came to Stay of course. I could only imagine that there would be an element of slow to the book, I did not expect there to be such strong and emotive message for adults. Although I am not a mamma it certainly illustrated to me how our busy, fast paced lives that we continue to fill, shape how we are as a family (not just those with children) and dictate our lives. It takes something, like the Sloth in this picture book, to make us stop and realise just what we are bypassing when we are speeding around. There is so much to see, appreciate and love when we are reminded to take our time.
When I first started reading this book, I immediately thought Indiana Jones with a modern day twist. This fast paced adventure will engage your readers from ages 9 and above.
Between the ages of 0-5, babies and children are absorbing information all the time because their brains are developing at a rapid pace, and that is why librarians encourage you to read, sing songs and rhymes to your children including babies
STEM refers collectively to science, technology, engineering and mathematics and promotes the development of problem solving, creative thinking and critical analysis skills.
With each of my Throwback Thursday books so far there have been fairly special memories attached to them and this one is no different.
“Trumpets tooting, cannon shooting, Music playing, horses neighing, flags are flapping, children clapping”.
Fun! Fun! and more Fun!