|Peter & Ernesto : a tale of two sloths (Peter & Ernesto)|
Author: Annable, Graham
Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. Peter and Ernesto are nothing alike. Peter loves their tree and never wants to leave, while Ernesto loves the sky and wants to see it from every place on earth. So Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, and Peter stays behind and frets. Will their separation tear these friends apart ... or can it bring them closer together? In graphic novel format.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.90
Points: .5 Quiz: 502699
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/18)
School Library Journal (+) (00/03/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/04/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2018 Gr 1–4—Peter and Ernesto are sloths who enjoy a placid life of hibiscus munching and cloud watching. Ernesto declares that he wants to see the sky and sets off, eventually making it to the Arctic to see the northern lights, with the help of a gentle whale. Peter, meanwhile, distraught at being left behind and fearful for his friend's safety among many imagined perils, goes after him, guided by other creatures. This is a funny, touching tale. The sloths are thickly outlined, hill-like creatures with big eyes and occasionally flailing limbs. Their exaggerated movements and expressions will help emerging readers decode the vocabulary and connect with the emotions conveyed by the text. The characters' different notions of adventure and bravery recall other odd couple friendships, such as Mo Willems's "Elephant and Piggie" and Holly Hobbie's "Toot and Puddle." VERDICT Recommended for beginning reader shelves and elementary graphic novel collections.—Jennifer Costa, Cambridge Public Library, MA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.