I am adding a new feature to my blog called NOT NEW BUT NOTABLE. Although I try very hard to keep up with all the latest and greatest book titles, sometimes I miss a few that are worth a mention.
Today, I would like to submit for your approval a wonderful children's picture book and Caldecott Award Winner: A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE by Philip Stead.
This is a truly wondeful and whimsical tale with amazing and detailed illustrations. Noodlebug received a bookstore gift certificate for his birthday a week ago and we picked up this title on a whim. We both love it!!!
Amos McGee is a man of routines. He is a zookeeper and spends his days lovingly taking care of his many animal friends at the zoo. When Amos gets a terrible cold and is unable to make it to the zoo, his friends come to him.
The drawings are intricate and detailed with several fun surprises. I loved the little details such as a penguin that wears socks and an owl that wears glasses. Noodlebug and I both laughed many times and enjoyed watching the fun unfold. It is no surprise that this book won a Caldecott Award. It really is wonderful.
BOTTOM LINE: HIGHLY recommended. An endearing and fun book about friendship.