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Book Title: Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World|
The author of the book: Colleen A.F. Venable
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 926 KB
Date of issue: September 13th 2016
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Read full description of the books Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World:Lots of letters and cute, colorful animals fill the picture book page stage in Mervin the Sloth is About to do the Best Thing in the World. Mervin moves so, so, slowly, just as one might expect a sloth to do. Thank goodness for the quirky cast of energetic and inquisitive characters that show up to pepper him and his red panda buddy with questions!
The title of the book drops slowly into the book pages and hangs as a continuous prop for a bird, gazelle, prairie dogs and many other animals. Puzzled by the meaning of the title, they all make suggestions about exactly what it is Mervin could have in mind. Will he fly? Dig? Or even go “gazelling”? It’s a great opportunity for reading partners to imagine and discuss what activities other species might think are the “Best Things in the World.”
So slowly, almost imperceptibly, Mervin’s arms are lifting up. Does this offer any clues to impatient readers? Will he fight a shark? Turn into a robot? The animals wait, wait, wait. Their quirky speech bubbles get quieter, then a little testy, before they stride off to more thrilling adventures. But Red Panda patiently persists – he must know Mervin better than anyone. In fact, he just might be Mervin’s best friend!
Chan masterfully builds suspense by adding comic critters one by one onto a simple background, allowing young readers to get to know their personalities through goofy expressions and funny speech bubbles. By the middle of the book, the pages have filled with a colorful riot of animals, bubbles, and letters crowding Mervin, who steadfastly maintains his center stage placement. Venable’s simple, silly dialogue compels readers to continue flipping pages until the final reveal.
It’s high time that a picture book combined a red panda and a sloth as main characters, and Mervin will definitely appeal to young readers that appreciate their comic and cuddly friendship.
Read information about the authorYou might know me from such films as "Colleen's Fourth Birthday Party" and "Colleen Falls Down Over and Over Again While Ice Skating."
I've had a rock stuck in my knee since 1986.
I eat cereal for almost every meal.
I have a huge connect-the-dots tattoo.
I am often holding graphic novels, watching Phyllis Diller films, and covered in ink.
I am a proud supporter and co-creator of Lumberjack Day. (every Sept. 26) www.lumberjackdaydotcomwastaken.com or I guess www.lumberjackday.net works as well. It was later turned into National Pancake Day and is celebrated a crazy amount by strangers who I want to hug. All of them. www.nationalpancakeday.net
I grew up in the trees of Walden, New York….well, not very high up the trees, since I always got scared, but I did carve my name in a lot of low hanging boughs. I had an older sister, a dog, a cat, a million fish, and an imaginary pet hamster named, yup you guessed it, Hamisher. Why have an imaginary friend when you can have an imaginary friend that can fit in your pocket! I went to Wagner College and double majored in English and Studio Art, winning the award of “biggest dork” (aka first in my class) and writing plays which went on to be produced Off-Off-Broadway.
My whole life I always loved reading comics—Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and I wore out my copy of the Muppets: Short, Green and Handsome—but it wasn’t until I started to get into webcomics that I also fell in love with the idea of writing comics. Now I write graphic novels about a not-so-imaginary-anymore hyperactive hamster named Hamisher. The world is a very lovely place.
During the day I work as the designer for :01 FIRST SECOND BOOKS, the best graphic novel publisher in the world. I love it more than I love having feet and I really do love having feet. They keep my shoes on.
Pssst My name is actually spelled Colleen AF Venable. No puncutation. Amazon/Goodreads keeps telling me that is now how my name is spelled. But it is my name, so I actually know it pretty well.
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