Format:
Book
Author:
Title:
Edition:
First edition
Publisher, Date:
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
©2010
Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrated ; 23 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.
Subjects:
Other Author:
Notes:
"A Neal Porter book."
Caldecott Medal, 2011.
LCCN:
2010281493
ISBN:
9781596434028 (hardcover)
1596434023
Other Number:
466344397
System Availability:
23
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
23
Control Number:
181119
Call Number:
E STEAD
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
21
# System items in:
21
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Author Biography

Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead won the Caldecott Medal for A Sick Day for Amos McGee, their first book together. Philip is also the author and illustrator ofCreamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast. They divide their time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.

- (McMillan Palgrave)

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Booklist Reviews

Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his good friends at work: he plays chess with the elephant, runs races with the tortoise (who always wins), sits quietly with the penguin, lends a handkerchief to the rhinoceros (who has a runny nose), and reads stories to the owl (who is afraid of the dark). Then, after Amos gets a cold, his friends miss him, and they leave the zoo and ride the bus to his place to care for him and cheer him up. Like the story, the quiet pictures, rendered in pencil and woodblock color prints, are both tender and hilarious. Each scene captures the drama of Amos and the creatures caring for each other, whether the elephant is contemplating his chess moves, his huge behind perched on a stool; or the rhinoceros is lending Amos a handkerchief; or the owl is reading them all a bedtime story. The extension of the familiar pet-bonding theme will have great appeal, especially in the final images of the wild creatures snuggled up with Amos in his cozy home. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Publishers Weekly Reviews

With quiet affection, this husband-and-wife team tells the story of a zookeeper whose devotion is repaid when he falls ill. On most days, the angular, elderly Amos rides the bus to the zoo, plays chess with the elephant ("who thought and thought before making a move"), sits quietly with the penguin, and spends time with his other animal friends. But when Amos catches a cold, the animals ride the bus to pay him a visit, each, in a charming turnabout, doing for Amos whatever he usually does for them. The elephant sets up the chessboard; the shy penguin sits on the bed, "keeping Amos's feet warm." Newcomer Erin Stead's elegant woodblock prints, breathtaking in their delicacy, contribute to the story's tranquility and draw subtle elements to viewers' attention: the grain of the woodblocks themselves, Amos's handsome peacock feather coverlet. Every face--Amos's as well as the animals'--brims with personality. Philip Stead's (Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast) narrative moves with deliberate speed, dreaming up a joyous life for the sort of man likely to be passed on the street without a thought. Ages 2–6. (June)

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