Three-Toed Sloth (November 19th, National Sloth Day) by J Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Anna Raff

November 19th, National Sloth Day

Three-Toed Sloth

He bats around a luna moth,
He counts up all his toes,
He wears the smiles of the sloth
That everybody knows.

He races to the tallest limb-
.16 miles per hour
(The fastest ever time for him),
And looks down from his tower

In the rain forests above Brazil
To watch the world below.
If he could speak, the sloth would shout
From all the treetops . . . WHOA!

World Rat Day : Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of

by J Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Anna Raff

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