Friday, May 20, 2016

The Slowest Book Ever



The Slowest Book Ever
By April Pulley Sayre
Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
Boyds Mills Press, An Imprint of Highlights, 2016. 174 p.

This is a book to read SLOWLY. Meaning that there are loads of little tidbits of information about slow things (slow animals, slow plants, slow thoughts on space, etc.) that you don’t want to rush through. Because if you did rush to read this book, you might miss something! But even though readers might want to read the information in a leisurely manner, there is so much mind-boggling facts to learn that readers most likely won’t read this book slowly. And those reluctant readers out there who love reading books where you can read bits and pieces of chapters and skip chapters you aren’t interested in, this is a great choice. And Sayre is quite humorous. There I was reading along and suddenly I found myself chuckling about true facts—which of course made this read all the more enjoyable. My only complaint is that there just wasn’t enough information about sloths. They are mentioned, but I just enjoy reading about that particular species so much that I wish there were more information on sloths. So, if there are any non-fiction fans out there, this just might be the next book for them.

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