Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths
Peter and Ernesto are sloths. Peter and Ernesto are friends. But 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. When Ernesto leaves to have a grand adventure, Peter stays behind and frets. The two friends grow even closer in separation, as Peter the homebody ex...more
One day, Ernesto realizes he loves his friend and his tree and the sky and everything else but he also knows there are more pieces of sky to see. He decides to follow his curiosity, promising Peter he'll be back soon.
Peter is a worrywart who does not like to take risks, who is comfortable with the status-quo and not long after his fr ...more
This is quite a charming comic book about the adventures of two best sloth friends, Peter and Ernesto. The friends have a great dynamic that kids can learn from. They can also see the value in following your friend to the edge of the world, even when you would rather stay on your favorite tree forever. Sure, the tree is nice and cozy, but what good is it without your best friend by your side? And of course the adv ...more
The only thing missing for me was jokes about how slow sloths are. I kept waiting for there to be some twist about how it was taking ages for Peter and Ernesto to get anywhere, but, alas, it didn't seem to factor in. Still, I think a good number of kids will already know that sloths are super slow and find it ...more
Normally I'm the biggest First Second fan there is, but this irritated me to no end (especially given that all animals are already mostly male in any given picture book or book for young readers).
This not only doesn't pass the Bechdel test...it couldn't even pretend to sit down to write the test.
Boo, Graham Annable; boo.
Recommended for grades 2-5. Lexile Level: 390
Reviewed by Christine Hwang, Youth and School Services, Vernon Area Public Library
Grickle creator and Oscar nominated animator and cartoonist Graham Annable debuts on the children's graphic novel scene with Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths. A simultaneously funny, dry and sincere read, this graphic novel is about the deep friendship between the titular two sloths, and what happens when one breaks away from their safe space and goes exploring.
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Ernesto and Peter are the odd couple of sloths. Ernesto likes to explore. Peter likes to stay at home. But both end up learning a great deal more about the world, and themselves, in this journey that takes them to encounters with a musically inclined whale, an encouraging macaw, a wise camel, some singing monkeys, a few comic crabs, and one salivating polar bear.
Both my kids enjoyed Peter and Ernesto. My daughter (five) gave it two thumbs up. Seriously. This is how she responds when I ask her what she thinks about books. With her thumbs. My son (nine) took it to school with him the day after I shared it with him so that he ...more
After graduating from Toronto's Sheridan College, where he was classically traine ...more