In the mild, humid climate of the Amazon forest, the sloth spends its entire life wrapped round the same tree, impassive and untouched by the light and sounds around it. It sleeps on regardless of the sudden arrival of the deforestation machinery: caterpillars, trucks, excavators and mechanical shears that rumble through the forest, scaring off all the other animals.
The book tells the story of the sloth and its proverbial slowness, which is now placing it in danger from man’s short-sighted and tragic encroachment. Fourteen pop-up pages examine the gradual erosion of the Amazon forest. As we leaf through the pages, animals and trees appear before our eyes and in our hands, as if we were in a natural environment that is constantly changing. This book was printed with environmentally friendly soy ink on paper from responsible forests.
Every year 13 million hectares of forest disappear. 90% of the deforestation is illegal and is threatening the survival of numerous species, including the Brazilian three-toed sloth. However, there is still time to prevent this destruction.
Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud graduated at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. After Popville, Nella foresta del bradipo (In the forest of the sloth) is their second book for Corraini. Sophie Strady was born in 1966 in Paris. After graduating in Political Science, her love for books let her become a publisher.