Don’t hurry, be happy! Relax with a great sloth coloring page (or maybe a whole book)

Feeling stressed? Friends and family have advised you to slow down, hang out, be slothful? Coloring in is a well known stress reliever, and what better subject to focus on, while you practice being mindful, than our beloved sloths?

Maybe you’ve just exhausted the selection of freebie sloth coloring pages on the internet. You’re serious about your sloth coloring in and are prepared to fork over the money to prove it.

Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for a friend who loves both coloring in and sloths – so a beautiful collection of sloth coloring in pictures presented in a good looking book is just the thing you’re after.

In any case, this selection of sloth coloring is the answer to all of your problems.

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A Million Sloths

Lulu Mayo has a delightful range of coloring books called A Million Creatures to Color Series, and A Million Sloths is her fifth book in this range. Find all sorts of whimsical, chubby sloths in this super cute book (along with a bunch of other fabulous creatures too).

lulu mayo a million sloths coloring page

Sloth coloring book for adults

This book has a variety of coloring styles to choose from. You get two copies of each image, so you can share with a friend or try out different colors. And you can also download a PDF to print your favorite pages as many times as you like!

adult coloring book of sloths

Sloth coloring for preschoolers

This is a book of very simple sloths – perfect for the little sloth lovers who aren’t ready for more detailed coloring yet.

sloth coloring for preschoolers

Sloths love llamas!

96 pages of sloth and llama love, plus stickers! Cute and quirky coloring pages for sloth loving kids, from preschoolers to elementary.

sloths love llamas coloring book

Not ready to commit to a whole book? Or is it that you can’t wait for that book to arrive in the mail – you need a sloth to color in NOW!

Maybe a one page printable sloth coloring page is better suited to you. Pick and choose from these instant downloads (or get them all!)

Baby sloths in the rainforest

These simple and cute little baby sloths will really stand out (or should that be hang out?) against the detailed background.

sloths in the rainforest printable download coloring page

Floral sloth 

This sloth is looking very pleased with herself in her floral crown. Simply download her and then color her in for hours.

sloth printable download pdf coloring page

Don’t hurry, be happy

This is a great selection of adult sloth coloring pictures for sloth appreciators. Filled with lazy sloths and their motivational quotes like “Just do it slowly” and “It’s ok to take a break” – messages we can all take heed of.

adult coloring sloth download pdf

Ok – it’s time to get coloring! Be sure to share pictures of your artwork in the comments below.

Sloth information books: Great books full of sloth facts

Does your child have a school report to write about sloths and needs to find out all the facts and information that they can so that they can get the best grades ever? Well, these books should help make the report writing process easier. Filled with great pictures and lots of very interesting sloth facts, they will help your child to become a sloth expert in no time!

Perhaps you’re a teacher looking for books to support your unit on sloths or rainforests. You’ll find a range of books here to support learning for all ages.

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Sloth information books for younger readers (Preschool –  Grade 2 )

Animals that Live in the Rain Forest: Sloths

Sweet little book of facts about sloths for young readers. Perfect for a classroom studying the rainforest. And check out that grin on the front cover.

My first animal library: Sloths

Preschoolers and early elementary students can learn about the day in the life of a sloth (hint: it’s not action packed). This book isn’t overflowing with facts – it just has some simple information which might be enough to get younger students interested and reading for themselves.

Swing, Sloth!

Despite the title and the cover photo, this book is not exclusively about sloths. In it you will find beautiful pictures (as you would expect from National Geographic) and some basic text about a variety of different rainforest animals. Great for an introduction to the rainforest for younger students.

Slow, Slow Sloths

This book’s aimed at grade levels 1 and 2.

Elementary Explorers: Sloths

Great for a school project, or a book for the classroom library, or just for the personal collection of any fact loving 7 year old.

DK Sloths

This chapter book from the DK Readers series is aimed at students who are beginning to read by themselves. It has cute pictures and fun facts about why sloths are so slow, what makes them good swimmers and why they look so happy all the time!

DK Readers Level 2 Sloths book

Sloth information books for Elementary school

Sloths (Nature’s Children)

Aimed at readers aged 8-10, this book provides plenty of great facts about sloths. What do they eat, how do they raise their babies, what happens when they come down to the ground? Perfect for a school report about sloths.

Sharks vs Sloths

This is an engaging way to help reluctant readers learn more about both sloths and sharks. An epic battle between the two seemingly very different species will help us to decide who has the coolest hangout, the weirdest relatives, the best smile and the biggest appetite ( I have a feeling the sloth will lose out on that last competition…)

Shark vs Sloths - who will win?

How to Save a Species

This fascinating book takes a close look at some of the most endangered animals and plants on the planet. Readers will learn about the efforts being made to save species from extinction – both success stories and cases where the situation currently looks dire. 17 of the 100 most endangered species are featured in this logbook-style fact book, including the pygmy three toed sloth. Aimed at a reading level of grade 4, this should provide lots of food for thought for elementary students.

information about 17 of the most endangered species in the world

Sloth fact books for fluent readers

Sloths: Life in the Slow Lane

Although primarily this is a book of photography, it does have a lot of wonderful information about sloths in it. Dr Rebecca Cliffe is a leading sloth researcher and the book reveals some fascinating discoveries about this beautiful animal. Also, you can stare at the pictures for hours, they are lovely.

The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke

If you haven’t already watched Lucy Cooke’s TED talk about sloths, then I recommend you do (check it out here).

Lucy is a very entertaining and very knowledgeable author and filmmaker – and this new book looks like a fun read.

So, let us know how you went with your assignment in the comments below! And if you have another suggestion for a book we should add to the list please give it a shout out in the comments too.


Sloth books for kids: 10 great story books about sloths

Are you looking for a sweet little story book to read to your sloth loving kids at night? Or are you a teacher looking for some books to fill your classroom library that will nicely supplement your rainforest teaching unit?

We’ve had a good slow look around and found what we think are the best story books about sloths. Check them out!

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Bedtime for Baby Sloth

There’s a lot that baby sloth needs to do before she can possibly go to bed. Sound familiar?

Snoozefest by Samantha Berger

A very cute and colorful rhyming story about a sloth who heads to Snoozefest. This gentle spoof of musical festivals will even keep parents amused (which is always a good thing when you have to read a book eleventy hundred times).

Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker

A sweet and funny story about the importance of taking things slow and not hurtling through life all the time. Great for preschoolers.

Super Sloth by Robert Starling

Superheroes are super fast! Sloths, not so much. So what is a sloth to do when he has big dreams about saving the world?

This is a sweet story about learning to use your natural strengths to your advantage.

Jellycat Cyril’s Big Adventure by Lizzie Walkley

Follow Cyril on his big adventure around a busy city. For those who want a more sensory experience, you can buy Cyril himself to cuddle up with while you read.

Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Super Sloth by Amelia Cobb

Part of the lovely series called Zoe’s Rescue Zoo, about a girl who lives with her mum (the zoo vet) at a zoo. Zoe can talk to the animals!

Perfect for any animal loving child, around the 5-7 year age bracket, to be read to. Or maybe a bit older if they prefer to read to themselves.

Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths by Graham Annable

Do you have a child that doesn’t love to read? Graphic novels, or comics, are usually a great way to introduce the joy of books to kids who don’t find reading fun. This is a fun tale about two sloth friends who go on an adventure to find a new tree after their last one is destroyed in a hurricane.

Lea Leads the Way (Girl of the Year) by Lisa Yee

Lea Clark was the American Girl doll Girl of the Year in 2016, and this is the book that tells her story. During a hike in the rainforest with her brother, Lea finds a badly injured baby sloth and must do all she can to help it survive. But is she doing the right thing?

Great for sloth lovers and American Girl doll appreciators.

Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world by Colleen AF Venable

But what IS the best thing in the world??

This is a kind of quirky story book so check out the pictures to see if you like the style before you buy. But, you never know what’s going to appeal to kids -sometimes it’s what we least expect.

The Sloth who slowed us down by Margaret Wild

Margaret Wild was a favorite of my two kids when they were little. I swear I read Baby Boomsticks at least 1000 times.

Now Margaret has a book about a sweet sloth who helps a fast paced family slow down to appreciate what they have.

Do you have another favorite story book about sloths? Share it in the comments and share the sloth love with other storybook-loving, sloth-appreciating kiddos.