Wednesday, August 31, 2022

"Waiting on Mr. Sloth" - a bookwrap



Waiting on Mr. Sloth

by Katy Hudson ( author, illustrator )


* Interest Level:  PK-3

* Reading Level:  PK-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Capstone Editions

* Pub. Date:  December 30, 2022

* ISBN-10:  1684464803

* ISBN-13: 97-1684464807

* Language: English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

It's a sweltering hot day and Sasha Patience Pruitt wants to cool down and go for a swim to escape the heat.  Her best friend Mr. Sloth is invited along for this adventure but like all sloths he takes his time getting ready to go.  He slow-walks everything. 

Sasha is all packed and ready to depart and she tries her hardest to get sleepy, lethargic Mr. Sloth moving along with little success.  Sasha is not impressed and grumbles, "You are taking forever!"  While she waits she knits and reads and knits and reads until it's finally swim on!!! Or is it? 

 Oh no, after a few more delays... okay quite a few more delays... Sasha strikes out on her own and angrily enters into the water solo.  She is determined to go it alone and have fun swimming and splashing around but then she makes a discovery...

"Swimming is all I wanted to do today," she said not splashing at all.  "Except Mr. Sloth isn't swimming with me."

Slowly and calmly she swims back to her friend and apologizes for yelling and getting angry at him.  It's time to return back home and along the way the two friends enjoy each other's company knowing that tomorrow is another day to resume their swim date.  

The illustrations are amazing.  They are bold, colourful, and the characters are expressive and full of emotion and animation.  I love them a lot.  You can sense Sasha's lack of patience and frustration and Mr. Sloth's calm and steadfast persona.  The author includes some very helpful and doable suggestions at the end to apply if one feels stressed and impatient.  The book is a winner on all levels and I highly, highly recommend it!  


          Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!   


Meet the Author/Illustrator

Katy was raised in Middlesbrough and started her Illustration career as a small child drawing on freshly emulsioned walls around the house! Her parents quickly dissuaded this medium and encouraged drawing with pencil and paper instead.

The idea stuck (the pencil was updated to an ink pot and pen in some cases) and after some lovely time at Art College and a degree in Illustration Katy is now a freelance Illustrator working at a desk in an old London library.

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