HELAINE BECKER is an award-winning writer of books for children. She has
written over 80 books, including Worms for Breakfast and the
best-selling picture book A Porcupine in a Pine Tree. Helaine lives in
Toronto, Ontario, where she tends to move either way too fast (cheetah!) or
not at all (sloth).
ORBIE is a children’s book illustrator, graphic novel creator, and
illustrator for newspapers, posters, and marketing materials who lives
Cap d'Espoir, Quebec. She is known for her art surrounding themes of
birth and motherhood. Sloth at the Zoom will be Orbie’s first English
language picture book.
“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
"Dedicated to the world’s “slowpokes, dawdlers, and lazybones,” this book takes a loving look at the pleasure of slowing down." - School Library Journal
“Ms. Becker's rich language and storytelling makes this an excellent choice for a shared read.” - Sal's Fiction Addiction
"This sweet short story would make a terrific read-aloud in an early years’ classroom or library. " - Canadian Review of Materials
“A gentle cautionary tale about pausing to “smell the flowers” for small humans, big humans, and animals. Recommended.” - Resource Links
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