Lonely Planet Costa Rica

How cool is it that the Lonely Planet travel guide for Costa Rica has a cute wee babeh sloth on the book cover?! I spied one in the window of an outdoorsy shop this afternoon. LonelyPlanetScreen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.32.57 pm

If you’re interested in reading up about Costa Rica, the book is available here!

Sloth in the City picture book

This is such a cute little book by Charlotte Zappulla! Sloth in the City is about Stanley the sloth, who just moved to New York City.

This slow sloth in the big city is looking for a place he will fit in!

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You can get it here!

“Slothlove” Book for preorder!

Sam Trull, the photographer, sloth rehabilitator (including being involved in the famous 1st-ever sloth C-section), and creator of my favourite blog Primatography (also on Tumblr) is now trying to publish her beautiful “Slothlove” photobook.

Slothlove is a 100-page art-and-photography book full of beautiful sloth photos, inspirational stories and interesting sloth facts.

“For Slothlove, I have compiled my absolute best sloth photos and paired them with inspirational stories of survival, heartbreaking tales of loss, and interesting sloth facts; my goals are to help people appreciate these amazing animals for more than their obvious cuteness and to inspire a desire to help protect all wildlife and natural habitats.”primatography foot

Through the crowd-funding site Inkshares, Slothlove is available to preorder NOW. Once the goal of $11,000 is reached (it’s already at 90%!) the book can be published. There’s only a week left, so GET ORDERING! Prices start at just $15. SLOTHLOVE Book rendering


Rowling along

Started reading JKR’s pseudonym novel (under Robert Galbraith) The Cuckoo’s Calling today. Don’t normally go for crime stories but in this case I can make an exception :)chocslothsHP Trolley Witch with Chocolate Sloths! By S. Watercolour.


Sloth Scrawls

For all those times where you wake up and need to quickly jot down an idea, keep one of these Sylvie Sloth jotter notepads next to your bed! Available on Etsy or Amazon from Night Owl Paper Goods.

Lucy Cooke on Sloths

Lucy Cooke, author of A Little Book of Sloth and The Power of Sloth, wrote this awesome article for The Idler: http://idler.co.uk/article/lucy-cooke-on-the-amazing-sloth/

It wasn’t until the seventeenth century, after years of arguing, the Holy powers-that-be finally decided on its definitive top seven sins. And sloth snuggled in at number four…

It was thanks to celebrated French naturalist Georges Buffon that the moniker really stuck, when he became the first person to scientifically describe the sloth in 1749: ‘Slowness, habitual pain, and stupidity are the results of this strange and bungled conformation. These sloths are the lowest form of existence. One more defect would have made their lives impossible.’

It’s lucky the sloth is such an affable chap. And doesn’t read or speak French because, if he did, I’m sure that even he would struggle to swallow such slurs without a (very slow) fight.enhanced-buzz-wide-13671-1397213403-7

The Ultimate Sloth Gift Guide

Having trouble finding a gift for the sloth lover in your life? With Christmas fast approaching, you’ll need to be quicker than a sloth if you want to get them that present they will treasure for many long, slow years. Here’s a short guide to my top ten picks.

Number 10: Sloth Art by Tara Billinger– These plus many more!
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Number 9: Sloth Socks from Sockittome.com

Number 8: Sloth Love Mug from Cafe Press

Number 7: “The Croods” movie

Number 6: “A Little Book of Sloth” by Lucy Cooke

Number 5: Sloth Flip T-shirt- “Ask me why I’m lazy”lazytshirt

Number 4: “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said the Sloth” by Eric Carle

Number 3: Sloth rings from Etsy

Number 2: Three Toed Sloth toy from Amazon

AND NUMBER ONE: If your recipient simply has everything already, why not make a donation on their behalf to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, to help rehabilitate injured sloths and return them to the wild. climbinggif

Happy shopping, and Merry Christmas!