Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World

Hardcover | September 13, 2016

byColleen Af VenableIllustratorRuth Chan

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Mervin the Sloth is just standing there quietly when giant letters drop onto the page: “Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world.” But what is the best thing in the world? What is Mervin about to do? 

It doesn’t take long for all of Mervin’s exuberant animal friends to barge in with their own ideas. Flying! Digging! Gazelling! Wait, gazelling? Is that even a word?

If only sloths weren’t so slow! Because maybe it’s something even better. But only Amy the red panda sticks around to see it.

This inventive picture book balances zany, pitch-perfect humor with warmth and heart—and irresistibly huggable animal characters. Fans of The Book with No Pictures and The Monster at the End of This Book will delight in the way it plays with form, makes you laugh out loud, and introduces us all to our new, very slow-moving best friend.

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Mervin the Sloth is just standing there quietly when giant letters drop onto the page: “Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world.” But what is the best thing in the world? What is Mervin about to do? It doesn’t take long for all of Mervin’s exuberant animal friends to barge in with their own ideas. Flying! Digging! G...

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Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world.Can you guess what it is?“Flying!” says the bird.“Gazelling!” says the gazelle.“Digging!” says the prairie dog.Hurry up, Mervin! But Mervin moves so slowly. Are you patient enough to wait? No? Turn the page!  

Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.25 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062338471

ISBN - 13:9780062338471

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“Emerging readers will delight in reading this metafiction narrative. ...The simple, distinguished watercolor illustrations create drama, and the details on every page invite repeated viewings. A fabulous choice for young readers and for storytime sharing.”