Also available: Both the accompanying easy Spanish reader novel containing just 70 new vocabulary words and English-Spanish cognates and a Teacher’s Manual.
An adorable sloth story for all ages! Going slowly will never be the same. Sloths, animal trafficking, coffee culture of Colombia, music, fast-action sloth chase scenes. All-animal cast.
Can sloths do anything fast? Mía, the impatient sloth, is about to find out slowly, why sloths should stay high up in their trees. As Mía explores Colombia’s coffee region, several animals quickly take an interest in her. But not all for the right reasons.
Topics to explore based on the book:
Sloths, tamanduas, armadillos: Xenarthran mammals; Goats: negative symbol, discovered coffee beans, La cabra siempre tira a su monte; Illegal wildlife trafficking; Animal rescue mission: Foundation AIUNAU; Colombian wildlife trafficking income ranks second in the world; Colombia; Coffee regions in Colombia such as: Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda, Norte de Santander, Huila, Nariño; Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Juan Valdez; Coffee triangle in Colombia: Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda; Monte: the mystery of the Colombian mountains; Salsa music, bands, dancing, and musical instruments; Colombian music and musicians; Native South American animals; Festivals in small town plazas; Small towns in the coffee triangle: Filandia, Salento, Armenia, Calarcá; Jeep Willy; Motorcycles in Colombia; Sports in Colombia: cycling, BMX, soccer; Colombian food such as arepas; Ranchos: preserving tropical forests vs. cattle grazing