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Sleepy Mr Sloth

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Mr Sloth is ready for bed, but can he find the perfect place to go to sleep?

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Sleepy Mr Sloth

By Paul Kennedy, Nick Mulgrew, and Graham Paterson

One day, Mr Sloth came
to visit. He said:
I’m sleepy! I need a good
branch for a bed!

Illustration of Mr Sloth sitting on the ground yawning.

I’m quite good at climbing.
I know how to swing.
But sleeping’s my favourite,
favourite thing!

Illustration of a happy Mr Sloth starting to climb a tree.

This branch looks lovely!
I think I’ll sleep here.
And you? Don’t you think
that’s a splendid idea?

Illustration of Mr Sloth climbing onto a branch. A long neck is near by.

Oh no, Mr Sloth! A giraffe’s
eating there!
He might think you’re lunch
and start nibbling your hair!

A giraffe almost bites Mr Sloth.

This branch looks lovely!
I think I’ll sleep here.
And you? Don’t you think
that’s a splendid idea?

Illustration of Mr Sloth climbing onto a branch. Two bees are nearby.

Oh no, Mr Sloth! There’s
a beehive right there!
You’ll never get sleep with
those bees everywhere!

Illustration of Mr Sloth and a bees nest on the same branch.

This branch looks lovely!
I think I’ll sleep here.
And you? Don’t you think
that’s a splendid idea?

Illustration of a sloth climbing onto a branch. A long tail is nearby.

Oh no, Mr Sloth, that’s
a snake over there!
Not a branch! Poor old snake.
You gave him quite a scare.

Illustration of Mr Sloth grabbing a snake instead of a branch.

This branch looks lovely!
I think I’ll sleep here.
And you? Don’t you think
that’s a splendid idea?

Illustration of a sloth climbing onto a branch. Some feet are on the branch above.

Oh no, Mr Sloth! There’s
a bird squawking there!
You’ll never get sleep with that
noise in the air!

Illustration of Mr Sloth and a noisy bird.

Try climb one more branch,
Mr Sloth! they all said.
And that branch was just the
right one for his bed.

Illustration of a sloth climbing onto a branch at the top of the tree.

The bird and the snake.
the giraffe and each bee
were happy to have Mr Sloth
in their tree.

Illustration of the whole tree with Mr Sloth sleeping at the top.

This story was originally published by Book Dash, and is shared under Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

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