Jeffrey and Sloth

Jeffrey and Sloth


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ISBN-13: 9781551439747
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kari-Lynn Winters teaches education at Brock University in Ontario. She has written many books for young children. For more information, visit

Ben Hodson illustrates mostly for children in books, magazines and textbooks. He is the 2004 recipient of the Glass Slipper Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Canadian Conference. He does presentations and workshops at local schools and libraries. Ben lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife May and his daughter Zoe. For more information, visit

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Jeffrey looked at the blank page. It glared back.

His ideas came slowly, and he found himself sketching a round-bellied, long-armed sloth.

"Focus on the words," Jeffrey muttered to himself.

"Just forget about the words," whispered a voice.

Jeffrey looked around, his eyes wide. "Who said that?"

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Jeffrey and Sloth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jyasinchuk on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Jeffrey needs inspiration in order to complete a homework assignment. His doodling leads to mountains and trees and an odd looking sloth-like illustration. But, little does he know that the sloth is going to give him more inspiration than he bargained for! Recommended for Preschool to Grade 1 level. A great tale for all of those young would-be writers!
yarb on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Great premise, well-drawn (if a bit too trendy for me) and competently written, but somehow not a great book, just a good one. Perhaps it's too good an idea for little kids, who are after all used to having their creations come to life.