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Jeffrey and Sloth
By author: Kari-Lynn Winters   Illustrated by: Ben Hodson
Selling Points: "Writing, sloths, imagination"
ISBN: 9781551439747
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Apr/01/2008
Pages: 32
Picture Book
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95
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Jeffrey looked at the blank page. It glared back.

His ideas came slowly, and he found himself sketching a round-bellied, long-armed sloth.

"Focus on the words," Jeffrey muttered to himself.

"Just forget about the words," whispered a voice.

Jeffrey looked around, his eyes wide. "Who said that?"


Jeffrey can't think of a thing to write, so he doodles instead, only to have his doodle begin to order him about. Jeffrey struggles with the situation until he discovers that the most strong-willed doodle is powerless against a well-told tale. Jeffrey and Sloth is bound to have children rushing for their colored pencils and their pens to see who and what they can create.

Awards

Blue Spruce nominee, short-listed  CA  2008
BC Book Prize - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize nominee, short-listed  CA  2008
CCBC Best Books , commended  CA  2008
Chocolate Lily nominee, short-listed  CA  2009
OLA Best Bets, commended  CA  2008



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