The Power of Sloth by Lucy Cooke

The Power of Sloth

Written by Lucy Cooke
Illustrated by


The Power of Sloth by Lucy Cooke

The Power of Sloth is Lucy Cooke's celebration of the sloth: the cutest, cuddliest, slowest creature on this planet. In the book she brings together some truly adorable pictures of baby sloths, literally by the bucketful. These delightful, funny pictures are accompanied by a simple text which tells you all about sloths and why we should protect them. We also discover all about the work of the Avarios sloth sanctuary, which, along with the ZSL EDGE programme to protect the pygmy sloth, receives some of the proceeds from this book. This book has been a huge success in the USA, where is was published under the title of The Little Book of Sloth, selling over 50,000 copies and making the New York Times best-seller list. Author and photographer Lucy Cooke has a worldwide following with her YouTube videos of sloths and her Discovery Channel show Meet of the Sloths. Her BBC TV shows, Talk to the Animals, Natures Boldest Thieves and Nature's Miracle Orphans makes her a household name. Lucy regularly appears on the radio as a BBC wildlife presenter. Recent programmes include Saturday Live and The Museum of Curiosity Find out More about what she does on and


A celebration of the sloth... informal, chatty... glorious array of extremely cute photos. Lovely browsing material. * Peters Gazette * Cuteness like you've never seen before in a children's book. Seriously. - Zoe Toft * Playing by the Book *

About the Author

Lucy Cooke is a British filmmaker, photographer, zoologist and founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society. The Power of Sloth features some of the stars of her Animal Planet documentary, Too Cute! Baby Sloths which was inspired when her YouTube sloth videos went viral with millions of clicks around the world. It was followed up by the Discovery Channel series Meet the Sloths. In spring 2014 she will present the new BBC TV natural history programme, Talk to the Animals.

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64 pages


Lucy Cooke
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Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

10th April 2014



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