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Lost Sloth Hardcover – June 11, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: McSweeney's McMullens; First Edition edition (June 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938073355
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938073359
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreK-Gr 1–Sloth moves very slowly so when the phone rings, he misses the call. The voice mail tells him that he has won a shopping spree at a nearby store and needs to be there by three. The critter is intrigued even though he doesn't have a clue as to what a “spree” is. Even though sloths aren't great at hurrying, he tries his mightiest to get there in time. He just misses the bus and falls asleep after he climbs a tree to travel through the park. He eventually gets to the store in spite of his limitations and accidentally lands in a pile of pillows that he gets to take home. What could be better for a sleepy sloth? Seibold's distinctive art adds to the silliness of the situations the protagonist finds himself in. Young children will chuckle over the ludicrous events that help the little creature get to the store on time. Pair this title with Eric Carle's “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth (Philomel, 2002) to fill in the blanks on the somnolent nature of these animals.–Joan Kindig, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review

"Inventive and contemporary" —The New York Times

“A free shopping spree turns into a race against time—never a happy idea when you’re a sloth.
Too logy even to get to the phone before the answering machine kicks in, Sloth learns that he has only eight hours to claim his spree at the store. Can he make it? Being narcoleptic as well as slow-moving, his ensuing odyssey quickly turns hilariously suspenseful as Seibold urges readers to form a cheering section with lines printed in a different color—'Yay, Sloth! Let’s go, Sloth!' In the characteristically stylized illustrations, Sloth’s frozen, masklike features add a Buster Keaton–ish air to his frantic efforts. Having dragged his way down the street and into the park, where a hoped-for shortcut becomes a long detour/nap, Sloth arrives in the nick of time on a stolen hang glider. His spree turns out to be short but sweet, as he immediately rams his cart into a pile of pillows and passes out. The author cranks tongue further into cheek with witty side business, like a glimpse of an Occupy! camp in the park and, at the end, a one-person pillow fight ('Yay, Sloth! You won!').
Another clever, quirky outing.”—Kirkus

"Seibold's distinctive stylized illustrations and oddball main character should win over even the sleepiest readers." —San Francisco Chronicle


“The book is a delight, graced by Seibold’s brightly colored and whimsical style...” -John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle

"J. Otto Seibold cleverly posits the sloth's sluggishness alongside American consumerism, rendering it the kind of book parents will actually enjoy unpacking with their children night after night." —SF Weekly

"Three hours may sound like plenty of time to you and me, but to a sloth, three hours is, like, a nanosecond. Oh, noes! How on earth is a creature that movies 5.1 to 15 feet per minute supposed to make it all the way across town to the Shopping Spree Store? And what will Sloth buy when he gets there? The answer is both surprising and ironic — just like the demographic audience for this book."—Denver Post

"The digital illustrations—in carnival colors of bubblegum pink, white, and tropical blues and greens—have all the asymmetrical charm of Seibold’s earlier work." —Publishers Weekly

"The cover makes Lost Sloth look like a moody, street-art saavy book but the inside is a lot more like the boardgame Candy Land -from the saturated vector art swinging along sugar-tone streets to the hyperactive luck-of-the-draw plot contortions." -Quimby's

"Kind of googly-goggly." —Rachel, age 7

“J. Otto Seibold latest kiddie story is irrepressibly energized with eye-popping colors, glossy spreads, and intricately detailed patterns and shapes on every page.” —Smithsonian BookDragon

“Extraordinary beautiful [...] colorful, angular, pop-y, and very accessible, with loads of detail to pore over.” —Boing Boing

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One of my favorites!
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This is what kids books should be about.
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The illustrations are great also.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Seg Vance on September 2, 2013
My 2 and 4 year old love this one over and over. The illustrations are great also. It's hard to find something that will hold both of their attention. I also found it entertaining and didn't mind reading it the thousand times they requested. I hope more are published about sloth and his adventures!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eric Waters on March 31, 2014
There are few "kids" books that actually make me, the dad, laugh out loud. This is one. SPOILER ALERT: sloth passes out a lot. Every time I think about the book I start giggling. Same with my wife.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juniper on September 16, 2014
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I bought this with the intention of giving it to my 3 year old niece, and ended up keeping it for myself. I know, I know. I'm probably super immature, but I just fell in love with this silly book and its message. The sloth is so determined and it's just a fun and uplifting read! It's so silly, but it puts a smile on my face.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vivienne Callaghan on July 25, 2013
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I have only a few books which I love to pieces and this is now one of them. Zagazoo is a must and this one too now joins that list. It will enthrall and entertain and it is done in lovely words and children will grasp the story line and enjoy reading this time and time again. Plus it's about a Sloth! :D
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tree Star on February 1, 2014
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How could you not love it? Super cute. If only I could reach into the book and snatch the little sloth out of there and hug it.
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