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Sloth Books for Kids | Rainforest Unit Study

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These Sloth Books for Kids are sure to please and fascinate your children as they learn all about this awesome Rainforest Animal.

These books contain so much information about the Sloth as well as stories about people from Rain Forest.

The following Sloth-themed books for kids cover all aspects of the home-school education coin – from picture books to workbooks; from learning to read up to chapter books!

Sloth Books for Kids

Sloth Books for Kids:

The following books are all available at Amazon.  Simply click the book image (aff link) to be taken there.

All About Sloths, A Kids Introduction to Sloths – Fun Facts & Pictures About the Worlds Slowest Mammals! is filled with information about 2 toed sloths and 3 toed sloths including their favorite foods, how they move, sloth babies, sloth habitats and so much more.

In Sloths, early readers will learn how sloths sleep upside down in the rain forest and why their hair turns green. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they observe a day in the life of a sloth.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. But Peter and Ernesto are nothing alike. Peter loves their tree and never wants to leave, while Ernesto loves the sky and wants to see it from every place on Earth. When Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, Peter stays behind and frets. The two friends grow even closer in separation, as Peter the homebody expands his horizons and Ernesto the wanderer learns the value of home

The sloths at Sleepy Valley Sloth School were content in their slothfulness. Once in a while the teacher would awake and command them all to yawn or snore, but most of the time, the class just slept. One day, a new sloth arrives. She isn’t much like a sloth at all. She is a go-getter, a mover and a shaker—which is to say she actually moves. By mid-morning she’s driven the other sloths crazy.

One day, a sloth accidentally gets delivered to the Zoom! She was supposed to be dropped off at the Zzzzzoo, a much more laid-back, slow-paced place. She had been looking forward to long, languorous naps while the sun gently warmed her belly. But at the Zoom, the zebras gallop so fast they leave their stripes in puddles.

When the speediest family in the world finds a sweet, slow sloth on their doorstep, they take him in. But, little do they know, their new pet has quite a bit to teach them. For Amy’s family, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Mom rushes through her work. Dad rushes through his chores. Even little Amy rushes through dinner. But Sloth does things slowly.

Who’s that sleeping in our tree? When a group of kids finds an animal happily napping in their backyard, they set out to discover what it is and where it belongs. As they search and search—never noticing all the posters and news articles about a sloth that’s broken out of the zoo—they finally discover the identity of the snoozing creature. And when sloth wakes up, it’s in for a BIG surprise!

Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior. A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of sloths, the slow-moving, tree-dwelling mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why sloths do not build nests.

An interesting and informative look into the life and behavior of sloths for young readers. This book covers the physical characteristics, adaptations, habitat, and behavior of sloths. It also covers problems facing sloths today and how people are trying to help sloths.

This fact-and-photo-filled book features one of the cutest and most unique animals out there–the sloth! Did you know that sloths sleep up to twenty hours a day? Did you know they descend from their trees once a week to go to the bathroom? In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all about this sleepy, slow-moving mammal.

Come along on an adventure through the rain forest. Along the way, you’ll meet new friends big and small, see amazing sights, and learn all about the creatures that make their home in the rain forest. Told in simple yet lively text built with sight words and using picture icons to aid reading, National Geographic Pre-readers will enchant kids just beginning their journey with books.

Zoe loves living at her uncle’s rescue zoo because there’s always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret… She can actually TALK to the animals!

Zoe is super-excited to welcome a new animal to the zoo – a sleepy sloth called Sabina. But the little sloth is behaving very strangely … and it’s up to Zoe to find out what’s going on

Sparky stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn’t good at tricks or hide-and-seek . . . or much of anything. Still, there’s something about Sparky that is irresistible.

Describes the sloth, an animal that spends most of its time hanging upside down from trees in the rain forest, and explains its diet of leaves, how it protects itself, and the difference between two-toed and three-toed sloths.

Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world’s largest sloth orphanage. You’ll fall in love with bad-boy Mateo, ooh and ahh over baby Biscuit, and want to wrap your arms around champion cuddle buddy Ubu!

Sloths are cute, Sloths are funny – But did you know that they have a secret unknown to most…? They love to FART! This farting animal coloring book for kids of all ages is just hilarious! There are more than 25 farting sloth coloring pages that guarantee a lot of fun.

Awww! You know you can’t resist the cute little sloth! Learn all about the slooooow life as you snuggle this bitty treetop dweller.

Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that’s the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. “What strange kind of creature is this?” the other animals wonder. Why doesn’t it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? “Why are you so slow?” the howler monkey inquires. But the sloth doesn’t answer any questions until the jaguar asks, “Why are you so lazy?”

Anyone who has ever felt too busy will appreciate the sloth’s peaceful lifestyle and realize that it’s okay to take time to enjoy life. Eric Carle’ s dazzling collage illustrations introduce readers to the exotic beauty of the Amazon rain forest and the many unusual animals living there.

Perhaps it’s because they’ve mastered the art of taking it slow in a world whose frenzied pace is driving the rest of us crazy. Here, in a mindfulness book like no other, heart-tuggingly cute photographs of these always-chill creatures are paired with words of wisdom, all to inspire us to slow down, stop to enjoy the little things, and come up relaxed, centered, and smiling.

Mervin the Sloth is just standing there quietly when giant letters drop onto the page: “Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world.” But what is the best thing in the world? What is Mervin about to do?

Meet Sloan. Sloan is an average, everyday sloth…except that he is also a superhero. He does everything a normal sloth does, but he also has the ability to help out when his friends are in need. Join Sloan on a journey through his average day, which is anything but average. The book is full of lush, vibrant illustrations of Sloan’s rain forest home

Rainforest Unit Study Resources:

Rainforest Animals Facts Sheets

Rainforest Animals Preschool Learning Kit

Sloth Books for Children

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