One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! instead of the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. At the Zoom, the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles and the monkeys climb so fast they forget to stop at the treetops. When the sloth tries to make friends, nobody has any time—until the sloth meets a creature who’s a little more her speed. This is a surprising and funny picture book about slowing down and making time for what matters. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit. ly/2IQYoDi


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library’s 2018 First and Best list for readers aged 0–5
  • Commended, Blue Spruce Award Honour Book 2021
  • Short-listed, Sakura Medal Picture Book 2021


"This sweet short story would make a terrific read-aloud in an early years’ classroom or library. "

- Canadian Review of Materials

"Dedicated to the world’s “slowpokes, dawdlers, and lazybones,” this book takes a loving look at the pleasure of slowing down. "

- School Library Journal

“Perfectly pitched for preschoolers who are just beginning to understand jokes…a gentle lesson that positive alternatives to hurtling mindlessly through life do exist. ”

- Kirkus Reviews

“Ms. Becker's rich language and storytelling makes this an excellent choice for a shared read. ”

- Sal's Fiction Addiction

“A gentle cautionary tale about pausing to “smell the flowers” for small humans, big humans, and animals. Recommended. ”

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