“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly” said the Sloth



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“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly” said the Sloth
Eric Carle

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, a sloth shares his wisdom with the other jungle animals. They don’t understand why he does everything so… slowly. But given enough time to answer, the sloth explains that he isn’t “lazy” but just wants to take time to enjoy life. A reminder we could all use now and then…

This story incorporates basic grammatical structures like questions and adjectives. Students can also practice describing pictures and animals using the colorful illustrations. The author’s website even includes classroom materials like coloring pages and games!

/ · · 2002

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Carle, Eric. "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly" said the Sloth. World of Eric Carle; Reprint Edition, 2007. 32 pp., ISBN 9780142408476

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