Slow and steady wins the race is not just an adage. It is a philosophy of life, one that can bring about great rewards if we take the time to honor it. It may not always be the most glamorous approach, but it can bring us closer to our goals with greater success. 

As parents, we have an opportunity to foster this mindset in our children. By teaching them the importance of honoring their own pace and allowing time for reflection, we can help them develop an appreciation for the journey instead of just aiming for the destination. By helping them see the beauty in savoring every step of the experience, they will also be able to build meaningful connections along the way.

And so, one of our fellow shining stars is here on her fifth trolley stop to introduce us to another furry friend from The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance named Tornero. Tornero’s journey is a reminder to us all that life’s most amazing moments can be found in relishing the little things and recognizing the superstar in us.

Award-Winning Children’s Author, Georgeanne Irvine rejoins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest for Episode #175 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share the newest installment of The Hope and Inspiration Series, Teaching Tornero— The True Story of a Sloth Superstar. They also introduce us to Tornero’s mom and dad whose names are very intriguing, as well as lessons we can learn from sloths and their quirky personalities, how Animal Ambassadors such as Tornero help spread wildlife awareness, and how we can give animals the treatment they deserve. Plus, Georgeanne also gives us a sneak peek into another book coming up featuring a very special koala with his own story of survival and beating the odds. 

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Georgeanne by purchasing your copy of Teaching Tornero— The True Story of a Sloth Superstar and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones: 📖 


We also invite you to tune in to Georgeanne’s previous trolley stops on The  Children’s Books Spotlight Series: 


Episode 162: Raising Don: The True Story of a Spunky Baby Tapir: 

🐯   Episode 112: Saving Moka: The True Tale of a Rescued Tiger Cub: 

🐵   Episode 66: Mosi Musa: A True Tale About a Baby Monkey Raised by His Grandma: 

🐕🐆   Episode 42: Ruxxa & Raina: A Cheetah and Dog’s Story of Friendship and Miracles: 


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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #175: Georgeanne Irvine | Teaching Tornero— The True Story of a Sloth Superstar