Sloth Sleeps Over

by Blythe Russo (Author) Blythe Russo (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Sleepovers aren't for sleeping?

From debut author-illustrator Blythe Russo comes a delightful and heartwarming friendship story that is also perfect for bedtime.

Sloth is invited to her first sleepover at her best friend Paloma's house and even though she doesn't quite know what to expect, she's very confident in her sleep skills. She's an expert when it comes to napping, dozing, or catching some Zs, so she's ready to excel at sleepovers too.

But when she arrives, she finds out that Paloma wants to stay up all night! Will Sloth be able to keep her eyes open or is their friendship in for a rude awakening?

At its heart, Sloth Sleeps Over is a story of togetherness, and is sure to leave readers and their best pals grinning as they snooze the night away.

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Kirkus Reviews

They [Sloth and Paloma] make an unlikely yet utterly charming pair . . . fun, approachable, well-paced story. Don't sleep on this sweet read.


Bright and cheerful.

Review quotes

The narrative tone nicely balances compassion for poor sleepy Sloth and cheeky irreverence for the whole situation . . . little ones are sure to still be giggling about snoozing Sloth. - The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Blythe Russo
Blythe Russo is an author-illustrator currently living just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. When she's not drawing, you can find her sewing, building puppets, or in the kitchen on a never-ending quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. Blythe holds a master's in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is an active member of SCBWI.
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Guided Reading Level
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
April 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV010000 - Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
JUV002160 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mammals
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 03/01/22

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