Mindful Mr. Sloth by Katy Hudson ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog

Primary Genre(s): Children’s Fiction, Picture Book
Published: 1 Aug 2021 by Capstone Editions
Page count: 32 (print length)
My Format: eBook via NetGalley (ARC)
Cover: Adorable
Pacing: Great
Ending: Perfect  
Do I Recommend: Absolutely
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy Mindful Mr. Sloth

My rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis
Sasha has one speed – fast. She loves to do lots of things, all at once, as fast as possible. Mr. Sloth has one speed – slow. He loves to do things one at a time, at a nice, easy pace. Can Mr. Sloth’s mindful ways teach Sasha to slow down and enjoy life?

My Thoughts
I feel like there are a lot of children’s books featuring sloths lately. I reviewed a different one recently and I have another one to review after this one. That is okay though because sloths are awesome! Here are my pros and cons for Mindful Mr. Sloth:

Pros

  1. This book is about encouraging children to slow down and enjoy themselves more rather than racing around all the time. That might be a hard sell for energetic kids, but if anyone can encourage mindfulness, it is a sloth.
  2. Illustrations (by the author) are awesome! They really enhance the story.
  3. The sloth is adorable and super patient. My favorite scene is when Sasha decides to play doctor and the sloth is the patient. Hilarious!
  4. I appreciated that while the book encouraged kids to slow down, take deep breaths, and to enjoy the things around them (flowers, smells, butterflies, etc.), it also didn’t discourage them from being crazy, energetic and fast sometimes either. The story promotes balance and that is what is important to learn… for kids and adults.

Cons

None.

Summary
This book is adorable and reminds children they can be crazy and silly and fast when appropriate, but it also encourages them to stop to watch the butterflies, smell the roses, and listen to the chirping birds from time to time as well. Great advice to all of us.

Written for reading age level 4 to 8 years.

Thank you NetGalley and Capstone Editions for providing an ebook, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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(image from Goodreads)

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