Jeffrey and Sloth by Kari-Lynn Winters and Ben Hodson

Book title: Jeffrey and Sloth

Author: Kari-Lynn Winters and Ben Hodson

Bibliographic entry Winters, K.-L., & Hodson, B. (2007). Jeffrey and Sloth. Victoria, Canada: Orca Book.
Description Intimidated by the blank page, young author Jeffrey tries to write a story but can only draw.  He creates a sloth who comes to life and starts to give Jeffrey all sorts of great story ideas.
Reaction A beautiful tale of unleashing your creativity through art.  A great conversation starter about the creative process.
Recommended age level Primary/Junior
Subjects/themes art, creativity, storytelling
Curriculum connections Art: identify and document their strengths, their interests, and areas for improvement as creators of art
Awards Finalist: 2008 BC Book Prize; Winner of the ABCs of Education best books of 2006-2007; Silver Medal at the 2008 Blue Spruce Ontario Library Association award; Silver Medal at the 2009 Chocolate Lilly British Columbia Reader’s Choice Award
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  1. I can see a lot of uses for this in writing class. Thanks for the suggestion.

    I especially like to hear about books by Canadian authors – we don’t get many of those in HK and Australia unless we specifically order them :).


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