Bank Square Books presents an author signing with Elizabeth Shreeve for the books The Upside-Down Book of Sloths and Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas.
About The Upside-Down Book of Sloths
We all love sloths, those cute critters hanging from rainforest trees. But did you know that their prehistoric ancestors grew as large as elephants, roamed as far north as Alaska, and swam in the ocean like sea lions? This illustrated book for young readers offers a deep dive into the worlds of these remarkable creatures, both present and past.
It’s time to turn everything you thought about sloths…upside down!
About Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas
Where did the first animals come from? With lively, kid-friendly narrative and vivid artwork, this picture book describes the transition of animals from water to dry land. Learn how and why creatures began to emerge from the deep—from the Cambrian Explosion to crustaceans, mollusks to fishes, and giant reptiles to the rise of mammals—and how they compare to the animals we know today. It’s a story from out of the blue—and back again!
About the Author
Elizabeth Shreeve’s books for children celebrate the origins and diversity of life on Earth, combining well-researched science with kid-friendly narratives. She also explores the nature of friendship and community through poetry and short fiction. Elizabeth is the author of the award-winning Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas (Candlewick Press, 2021) for which she has created videos and curriculum for kids and teachers. Upcoming books include The Upside-Down Book of Sloths, The Oddball Book of Armadillos, and Fast Feet, Big Brains: The Story of Human Origins (Norton Young Readers, 2023-2024). Elizabeth lives in northern California with her family, including Hector the PaleoDog.
Slow, sleepy—and adorable. This playful and informative picture book follows the fascinating history of one of the world’s most beloved animals.
Graceful, succinct prose and engaging illustrations trace the evolution of life on Earth out of the blue and back again.