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Sloth Slept On

Frann Preston-Gannon

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843653042

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 14 July 2016

ISBN: 9781843652939

Price: £ 10.99

Publication date: 1 October 2014

ISBN: 9781843654254

Price: £ 6.99

Publication date: 7 March 2019

Category: Fiction

Sloth is back – now in board book edition!

A group of children find a sloth snoring away in a tree in their garden. Not knowing what it is, they set off to find out. While the two older children dream up increasingly outrageous possibilities, from an astronaut to a pirate, to a space creature, the youngest little girl investigates books and a globe and discovers what it really is and where it lives. But how can the children help the sloth to get home if it won’t wake up?


Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator who graduated from Kingston University. In 2011 she was the UK’s first recipient of a Sendak Fellowship and spent a month in residence working with the great Maurice Sendak. She was awarded a bronze in the no.8 3×3 Annual of Contemporary Illustration for her unpublished children’s work. Frann is the author of The Journey Home (9781843652090), Dinosaur Farm (9781843652113), Dinosaur Beach (9781843652762), Deep Deep Sea (9781843652687), How to Lose a Lemur (9781843653158) and Sloth Slept On (9781843652939).



'a humorous mix of story and facts... the sloth itself, blissfully asleep throughout, is completely endearing'

‘A delightful story.’


‘A cute book with an entertaining twist at the end.’

‘A funny, clever and inventive way to introduce little children to one of nature’s most unusual creatures ... With vibrant illustrations, full of life, humour and colour, and perfectly capturing the curious youngsters’ spirit of adventure and discovery, this is a sturdy, informative and entertaining addition to any little one’s board book library.’


'A delightful introduction to a very special creature!’

Julia Eccleshare

'A neatly paced, cleverly presented, humorous lesson in awareness.’

‘I love the vignettes and background detail which add depth to the story.’