Slow Loris by Alexis Deacon


Slow Loris by Alexis Deacon

Slow Loris was a slow loris and he was very slow. He lived in a zoo. The visitors thought him boring. The other animals did too. 'It took Loris ten minutes to eat a satsuma ...twenty minutes to get from one end of his branch to the other ...and an hour to scratch his bottom. But Slow Loris didn't care. He had a secret...


Deacon's debut picture book displays admirable originality and draughtsmanship, and a great sense of humour The Times One of those books that leaves you wanting more Independent This is a really thrilling debut from young writer-illustrator Alexis Deacon. Its originality jumps out of the covers Guardian An original allegory about diversity, understanding and acceptance Kirkus

About the Author

Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon graduated in 2001 from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, Alexis Deacon's first picture book Slow Loris (2002) was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. His second Beegu (2003) was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the ten Best New Illustrators as part of the Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. He lives in South East London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

17th April 2003



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