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The Slowest Book Ever
by April Pulley Sayre and Kelly Murphy


Overview - April Pulley Sayre's wry, quirky storytelling tone shines from the warning on the first page ("This is a S-L-O-W book. Do not read it while surfing, water skiing, or running to escape giant weasels.") right through to the glossary at the end. In between, readers will explore an astounding variety of information about all things slow--in nature, geology, art, outer space, etc.  Read more...

 
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Overview
April Pulley Sayre's wry, quirky storytelling tone shines from the warning on the first page ("This is a S-L-O-W book. Do not read it while surfing, water skiing, or running to escape giant weasels.") right through to the glossary at the end. In between, readers will explore an astounding variety of information about all things slow--in nature, geology, art, outer space, etc. Throughout, The SLOWEST Book EVER playfully encourages readers to slow down and savor everything. As Sayre shows: "If you think slowly enough, the entire world is amazing." This innovative nonfiction work is a treasure trove of information that begs for multiple readings.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781620917831
  • ISBN-10: 1620917831
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-11
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-01-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

For kids accustomed to a fast-moving world, this celebration of slowness may be just the ticket. Sayre (Woodpecker Wham!) explores the topic within the context of broad categories, making the focus not exclusively about slowness, per se, but about the invisible or unnoticed geological and biological processes constantly occurring around (and within) us. Two-color cartoons from Murphy (the Anton and Cecil series) dominate each spread as Sayre addresses slow-moving animals and slow-growing organisms, human processes such as breathing and sleep, the 2,000-year construction of the Great Wall of China, space exploration, and more. Presenting big concepts in an inviting, eye-catching format, Sayre leaves readers with the message that “if you think slowly enough, the entire world can be amazing.” Ages 8–12. Author’s agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt Agency. (Apr.)

 
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