Storytime with Elizabeth Shreeve, author of The Upside-Down Book of Sloths

Stop in for storytime with Elizabeth Shreeve, author of The Upside-Down Book of Sloths.

About The Upside-Down Book of Sloths

Many find sloths cute, while some find them just plain bizarre. In 'The Upside-Down Book of Sloths', Elizabeth Shreeve uncovers their less-well-known evolutionary history and how they became the beloved - and unique - creatures of today. She pairs and compares the six extant modern species, like the pygmy sloth, the brown-throated sloth, and the ai, with their prehistoric counterparts, such as Thalassocnus, the tough seafaring sloth; Paramylodon, which had armour-like skin and walked on the sides of its feet; and Megatherium, which could weigh up to 8,000 pounds. She even reveals how modern sloths have adapted to hang upside down, how they learned to swim and even how they poo!

About Elizabeth Shreeve

Elizabeth Shreeve writes books for young readers that celebrate Planet Earth. Elizabeth lives in Northern California with her family.
 

Event date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 10:30am
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Books: 
The Upside-Down Book of Sloths By Elizabeth Shreeve, Isabella Grott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Shreeve, Isabella Grott (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324015772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - September 5th, 2023

Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas By Elizabeth Shreeve, Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536214109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 11th, 2021