Item description for Slow Loris by Alexis Deacon...
Slow Loris by Alexis Deacon
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Kane/Miller Book Pub
ISBN 192913228X ISBN13 9781929132287
Availability 0 units.
More About Alexis Deacon
Alexis Deacon recently graduated with an honors degree in illustration from the University of Brighton and now lives in London, England. "Slow Loris," his first picture book, was praised by "Publishers Weekly" as "a quirky tale with an entertaining twist."
Reviews - What do customers think about Slow Loris?
Nicely illustrated, but a thin story, and even thinner paper Feb 27, 2008
The illustrations here are nicely done, but the story is a bit thin, even for 3-4 year olds. Another problem is that the paper stock used for the book's pages is very thin, and not very sturdy. This is a big problem for younger readers, since the book has one page that has a lift-up flap (a door that Loris is behind), and another page that folds out to reveal a larger scene. Because the paper is so lightweight, it is VERY EASY for kids to accidentally tear the door or the foldout page. (I have the paperback edition, so perhaps this is not the case with the hardback edition.)
I took a chance on ordering this in part because it was so inexpensive through this site (around $7 when I ordered it). After seeing how thin the book and the pages are, though, I don't think it's worth the money.
I recommend Deacon's other book, Beegu, which our children love very much. Beegu has better illustrations, and the book itself is of much sturdier construction. (I have the hardback version, but it only cost about $3 more than the softcover of Slow Loris.)
Very enjoyable book Feb 18, 2008
We purchased this book to read to our daughter(s) and found it to be an instant success. Sometimes, the book reading requests from the youngsters get a little bit repetitive. This book, however, we were happy to read over and over again. The story is just long enough to engage the mind, but not too long to be tedious at bedtime. The illustrations are great, too. With all the animals of the zoo represented at various times, it's a fun way to start reinforcing the names of the animals by identifying them at the Slow Loris' nightly gatherings.
things are not always what they seem Mar 29, 2007
cute and funny story about 'slow' loris who is slow during the day for good reason. the drawings are dark and sleepy, a perfect accompaniment for the story which is written in text that makes you feel as slow as loris is.
as the story unravels, the mystery of slow loris is revealed. when she comes out of the nighttime blackness wearing a fiesta hat i had to laugh out loud. truly a delightful children's story. highly recommended. plenty of other zoo animals are involved in the story as well.
Akookie + Loris = LOVE Oct 4, 2005
I fell in love with a slow loris at the zoo as it fell in love with the wide-eyed glassy stare of my almighty cutest stuffed raver elephant pet Akookie... I immediately had to learn all I could about the adorable lor-able, and as a present for dearest Akookie (and Ak's doting human parents) bought Slow Loris... So beautiful and funny and somehow reminiscent of my deranged circle of friends and their amassed collection of hats. *blink blink* The Loris loves you. Prepared to be Awwwwwww-ed.
A new meaning for "wildlife" Oct 2, 2004
My family got a big giggle out of the "slow" loris having a wild time after dark, wearing crazy hats and carrying on. It puts a new slant on why the animals you see in zoos are always asleep.
This illustration style doesn't always work for me, but it does here.