The Sloth and the Dinglewot

Samuel the sloth yearns to explore but is also anxious about leaving the safety of his sleepy home. Is a new friend all he needs to face his fears and see what the rest of the jungle has in store?

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Nicole was born in Sri Lanka and came in England when she was 3 months old. She is currently working as a primary school teacher in London. As a child, she never craved the adrenaline rush, and was quite nervous. Once she found a comfort zone, she would remain there, where she felt safe. As a primary school teacher, she often sees that fear of the unknown in the children she teaches. Sometimes all we need is someone to pull us out of our comfort zone, for if we don’t actually try something new, how will we ever truly know how we feel about it? This became the inspiration for her first book. The aim of the Sloth and the Dinglewot is to motivate and encourage children to find that inner strength to try new things. Her love for creative writing started when she was a child and her dream for so long was to publish a book. Now that dream is coming true!


Amanda completed a BA in Graphic Design at Camberwell College and an MA in animation at the Royal College of Art. She worked in the greeting card and animation industry for several years before going freelance. She lives with her family in West Sussex and works in her garden studio on a vast range of projects, many of which are children’s books and products.

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