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by Bethany Chris­tou

(Tem­plar £11.99, 40 pp) SLOThS seem to be hav­ing a mo­ment in chil­dren’s books — see also the de­light­ful Su­per Sloth by Robert Star­ling (An­der­sen Press £12.99). This heart­warm­ing story of slug­gish Sam­son, who ar­rives late for ev­ery party be­cause he stops to chat or help all his friends in the for­est, is not only beau­ti­fully il­lus­trated in this de­but out­ing by the tal­ented Chris­tou, but also car­ries an im­por­tant mes­sage.

ea­ger not to miss out on the sweet treats, Sam­son aban­dons his help­ful habits, only to find that he still can’t beat the clock. The an­swer lies in a twist of trick­ery by his loyal com­pan­ions that will bring a smile to ev­ery par­ent’s face, as well as teach­ing chil­dren the im­por­tance of friend­ship and mak­ing al­lowances for oth­ers’ char­ac­ters.

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