Children’s Book Reviews

Children's Book Reviews: Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

Publish July 24, 2018

Some sloths love their home and are quite comfortable never going anywhere. Other sloths want to get out and explore the World. This is true for best friends Peter and Ernesto. Peter loves home and could stay there all day long; Ernesto is bored and wants to get out and see the hills, trees, ocean, lakes, desert and sky, so he leaves!

The sloths’ tree is pretty lonesome without Peter, so when Peter doesn’t return, Ernesto tentatively sets off to find him. Navigating the world is more difficult for Ernesto because he is not use to trying new things, but he does learn to ask for help, and is soon reunited with his best friend. It takes two sloths to teach us that sometimes it’s good to push your boundaries.

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

Graham Annable
Illustration EN: Graham Annable
First Second Books, MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 13: 978-1-62672-561-4

Seumas Hetherington
Seumas Hetherington

Seumas Hetherington is a bilingual reviewer of children’s ‘books for boys’, graphic novels, comics, and mixed media stories. He is a snowboarder in South-western Ontario and a self-proclaimed ‘science geek’. Hetherington is a male writing voice who joins us from le Conseil Scolaire Providence.

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