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The Sloth in the Pop Up Forest

January 2, 2012

Wake Up Sloth!
written by Sophie Strady, illustrated by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud
Roaring Brook Press, 2011
pop-up picture book

A sloth sleeps in landscape of verdant trees which pop up on the first page. Turn the frame around the page to continue the story and each turn shows less of the trees and more white space where the bulldozers have been.

Only one tree is left.
Soon there will be none.
Wake up, sloth!
Run away! Run!

The next page is white with a tab. A man comes. He brings seeds and plants and soon little seedlings push up through the soil. Pull the tab and you’ll see green shoots pop up.

The sloth and the forest return in a gorgeous display of trees, plants and birds.

It’s a hopeful story, and a work of paper-art.

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