Slothilda focuses on the adventures of the eponymous Slothilda and her corgi, Peanut. Slothilda is, as the more perceptive of you might have guessed, a sloth. Helpfully, “Sloth” is both her surname and her species.
Slothilda tries hard to be the best she can be, although her attempts are often derailed by the powerful temptations of food and sleep. It’s difficult, particularly as a sloth, to keep up with the demands of modern life.
The book consists of loosely-grouped cartoons, each one an illustration of Slothilda’s life, with captions. This makes sense, because Slothilda the book grew out of the weekly Slothilda cartoons. I would have liked more of a narrative, but that’s not what this book is trying to do, and that’s fine. This is definitely more of an idle flick-through book than a dedicated reading one.
Slothilda goes for relatable rather than outright hilarity and often hits the target. I’m relatively certain that most people will find something about the minor struggles of an optimistic sloth to identify with. The art is clear and quite cute, the captions support the art well.
“Charming” is a good overall descriptor, both of Slothilda and the book as a whole. It’s light, cheerful, positive, and relatable.
I received a copy of this through NetGalley.