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It’s definitely a case of (very) slow and steady winning the race in this amusing and original picture book. Sloth is inspired by the superhero story he finds in a comic book left in the jungle so when mean Anteater starts stealing fruit from the other animals he – leaps is definitely the wrong word – goes into action. It turns out that moving very slowly and looking like a bit of tree are actually useful superpowers. Sloth is an engaging hero and Starling fills the jungle scenes with movement and character. The action builds to a rewarding conclusion, and neatly delivers a message about the value of different types of ability.
Super Sloth isn't fast. He can't fly. But he is very, very good at moving slowly and looking just like a greenish bit of tree. When his arch enemy Anteater makes off with some prize mangoes, Super Sloth vows to save the day... eventually.
From the creator of Waterstones Prize shortlisted Fergal is Fuming comes Starling's laugh-out-loud tale of one ordinary sloth turned super hero.
Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review another debut picture book from Robert Starling, Fergal is Fuming. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
...an irresistible new story from rising star Starling -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller
Praise for Fergal is Fuming;
A striking and very charming debut about a little dragon learning to cope with his big temper. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller
Amusing... Brilliantly simple illustrations with a lot of humour make this a future classic Books for Keeps, Best Books of 2017
This would be a lovely book to share with children, especially those who might get a little 'Fergal from time to time. Early Years Educator
Your toddler will laugh along to this funny and engaging picture book of a dragon with a short temper, whilst you hope he picks up some of the clever tricks for cooling down Pregnancy & Parenting
All schools need a copy of this book... a delightful, thought-provoking read Books for Keeps
|Publication date:||4th April 2019|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Animals, Crime / Mystery, General Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
Rob began doodling creatures and characters at school and hasn't stopped since. He lives and works in Bristol, and when he's not sketching up new characters or writing down stories he can be found sculpting, brewing coffee, adjusting his headphones or foraging in the kitchen for cake. Oh, and teaching kids. Fergal is Fuming is his first book.More About Robert Starling
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