Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson and Bård Sletvold Torkildsen (ill.)

Sloth and Butterfly

Picture book debut from the author of the bestselling title Extraordinary insects.

A strange creature resides in the south American rainforest. An animal that hangs upside down almost throughout its life who lives off leaves with so little nutrition that it doesn’t have the energy for anything other than hanging upside down. Meet the sloth, probably the worlds calmest and most pleasant wild animal. But did you know that in the sloth’s fur lives another animal? A tiny one? And that this tiny creature and the sloth need each other to live?

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson and Bård Sletvold Torkildsen (ill.)

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Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (b. 1966) is a professor of conservation biology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, Norway, as well as a scientific advisor for The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA. Her 2018 debut Extraordinary insects was nominated for the prestigious Brage-award and has been sold to 24 countries. The following year the children’s book Beetles, bugs and butterflies was published. This is a book about all the regular insects around us. Sloth and butterfly is her first picture book.

Bård Sletvold Torkildsen (b. 1990) is an illustrator and
designer. He has a BA in Virtual Art and Design from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in Hamar.

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Edited November 16, 2020 by Vigmostad & Bjørke – Ena forlag