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The Secret Life of the Sloth (Hardcover)

The Secret Life of the Sloth By Laurence Pringle, Kate Garchinsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurence Pringle, Kate Garchinsky (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Laurence Pringle has written more than one hundred books for children and teenagers. Internationally, his books have sold more than three million copies.

Kate Garchinsky received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, with a focus in nature and children's literature. Visit

Praise For…

"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." — Booklist

"Pringle pairs an intimate account of the life of a brown-throated three-fingered sloth to Garchinsky’s impressionistic crayon-and-pastel close-ups of their subjects...Touching and informative: a beguiling invitation to share a branch with a pair of laid-back, uniquely adapted tree dwellers." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781635923094
ISBN-10: 1635923093
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: The Secret Life