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Sloth Wasn't Sleepy (Hardcover)

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By Kate Messner, Valentina Toro (Illustrator)
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For any child having trouble getting to sleep, the most lovable animal in the rain forest is here to help.

One night at bedtime, Sloth wasn’t sleepy.
“What if I worry when I try to fall asleep?” Sloth said.
“Ah … worries,” Mama said. “We will have to let them go.”

A tough day, a bad dream, a scary noise … these are just a few of the things that can keep kids wide awake and frightened after dark. But Mama Sloth knows the secrets for calming worried minds and getting to sleep—and as she shares them with her daughter, young readers will learn valuable relaxation skills that last a lifetime.

Sloth Wasn’t Sleepy does more than provide a sweet bedtime story—kids will join Sloth to learn mindfulness practices such as “shrinking down” fears in their mind and calming their body through breath and simple visualizations. Kate Messner’s beautiful book helps parents and kids relax into dreamland with a sense of peace, safety, and belonging.

About the Author

Kate Messner is the beloved author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Over and Under the Pond, The Brilliant Deep, Breakout, and the Ranger in Time series. She lives in Plattsburgh, New York. For more, visit

Valentina Toro is a children’s book illustrator and a member of Advocate Art Inc. She lives in Medellín, Colombia. For more, visit

Praise For…

"A sweet, calming read." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683645467
ISBN-10: 1683645464
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: January 12th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English