Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Small Readers: Slow, Slow Sloths by Bonnie Bader

I have a confession to make: I do not find sloths cute. Or particularly interesting. Now you know.

This nonfiction easy reader features photographs of sloths, both on a white background and a blurry green habitat, and walks readers through basic facts. It starts with their habitat and related animals, and pictures the two different types of sloths. Most of the book is devoted to a description of the sloth's early life and habits, from a baby to adulthood.

This is a level 2, for a "progressing reader" which is roughly intermediate. The sloth pictures are cute (if you like sloths) and the information clearly written, but I am not a big fan of Penguin Young Reader's nonfiction titles, compared to, say, National Geographic. My primary complaint is the layout of the text. It's a larger than normal font, but it's still fairly small and you have to search for the words on some pages. Also, some pages change the text from black on a white background to white on a blurry photographed background, which I find confusing.

Verdict: An additional purchase if you need more nonfiction easy readers or have a lot of sloth fans.

ISBN: 9780399541162; Published 2016 by Penguin Young Readers; Review copy provided by publisher

1 comment:

Annette Bay Pimentel said...

"...or have a lot of sloth fans."
What every library needs.