Friday, May 27, 2011

Not New but Notable----A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE by Philip Stead

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.

1 comment:

Bookfool said...

I'm actually moving backwards, reading more of the older books on my shelves (although I'm still trying to knock out the ARCs from recent months). Great idea!