Author: Stead Philip C.
Brand: Roaring Brook Press
Format: Picture Book
Package Dimensions: 17x244x430
Number Of Pages: 48
Release Date: 23-11-2021
Details: Product Description
Hooray! Our good friends are back! Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during breakfast and misses his bus to the zoo! Now he knows he won’t have time for the surprise he planned for his friends. Unless… perhaps his friends can step in and help him out.Ten years after the phenomenally successful, Caldecott Medal-winning classic, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, we are reunited with the gang in a brand new, heartwarming story from acclaimed author Philip C. Stead and award-winning illustrator, Erin E. Stead. .
From School Library Journal
PreS-K—In this worthy sequel to the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, the Steads return to the world of kindly, elderly, and gangly Amos McGee, incorporating elements of the first story that readers loved. All the zoo friends are back, and Amos rides the big, blue number five bus to and from work. However, this time, Amos’s predictable, quiet life is altered not by a cold but by a lack of sleep. Amos’s excitement over planning an outing for his zoo friends prevents him from getting a good night’s sleep, causing him to snooze at the breakfast table and miss his bus. When he finally arrives at the zoo, poor Amos cannot stay awake, so while he sleeps, the concerned animals take care of him in a variety of ways, resulting in the friends being able to take Amos’s planned trip. The woodblock artwork is just as gorgeous as in the original, and the illustrator seems to have fun expanding slightly on Amos’s world, showing his new bedside table, his wingback chair, and a mysterious giraffe that rides the number five bus. Until the friends are on their way to the beach, Amos looks a bit less content than in the first book. Luckily, his smile returns. VERDICT In a world of sickness, strife, and stridency, it is a pleasure to spend time again with Amos McGee and his zoo friends.—Sally James, South Hillsborough Elem. Sch., CA
THREE STARRED REVIEWS!An Amazon Best Book of the Month! *”[A] worthy sequel to the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee…In a world of sickness, strife, and stridency, it is a pleasure to spend time again with Amos McGee and his zoo friends.” – School Library Journal, starred review*”Wholly delightful follow-up that also stands well on its own.” – Booklist, starred review*”A welcome return of the kindly, Caldecott-winning zookeeper and his animal friends…Sensitive, warm illustrations infuse subtle humor…and are perfectly paced.” – Kirkus, starred review”Erin Stead’s skillful pencil and woodblock print art gives…an attentive atmosphere of patience, loving kindness, and…good cheer.” – Publishers Weekly”An elegant and assured addition to the gentle world of Amos and his friends.” – Horn Book”Erin Stead’s familiar pencil and woodblock art evinces old school charm, with soft dappling, scratchy linework, and a muted palette. Fans can only hope that Amos and pals continue their shenanigans in future titles.” – The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)
About the Author
PHILIP C. STEAD is the author of the Caldecott Medal winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2010, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2010). Philip, also an artist, both wrote and illustrated his debut Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast (Roaring Brook Press, 2009), which was applauded by School Library Journal for “its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation.” Philip lives with Erin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Erin E. Stead has illustrated several children’s books with her husband, Philip C. Stead. Their first picture book,
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, won the Caldecott Medal. She has also illustrated
And Then It’s Spring (written by Ju
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