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Roaring Brook

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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
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    Distributor: Raincoast Book Distribution Limited Supplies to:CA Availability: Available Excluding:Mar 18, 2020 On Sale Date:May 25, 2010 Carton Quantity:42 $24.99 CAD
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
By (author): Philip C. Stead Illustrated by: Erin E. Stead
9781596434028 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 2 - 6 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Zoos May 25, 2010
$24.99 CAD
Active 9.6 x 8.8 x 0.39 in 32 pages Full-color illustrations throughout Roaring Brook Press
American Library Association Notable Children's Books 2011 Wisconsin Educational Media Association Golden Archer Award Master List 2011 Caldecott Medal Winner 2011, Winner ALSC Notable Children's Book 2011 Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List 2013 Audie Award Finalist 2018, Short-listed NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing 2010, Winner Charlotte Zolotow Award / Honor Book 2011, Commended Illinois Monarch K-3 Children's Choice AW ML 2013, Long-listed ALA Notable Children's Books 2011, Long-listed Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2011, Winner CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2010, Long-listed Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2011, Long-listed WI Edu Media Assoc Gold Archer ML 2011, Long-listed

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.

Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.

A Sick Day for Amos McGeeby Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

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

“Observant readers will notice tiny surprises hidden in plain sight: a red balloon, a tiny mouse and sparrow popping up here and there in the story. Erin E. Stead, the illustrator, overlays her pencil sketches with gentle tones of pink, peach, blue and green, and bright red spots that belie the deceptive ordinariness of the text.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Thick, creamy paper and a muted palette add to the gentle resonance of a story that ends with everyone tucked in at last for a sweet night's sleep.” —Washington Post

“It's hard to believe that this is Erin Stead's first children's book-her woodcut and oil-ink artwork is so warmly appealing that she seems like an old pro.” —Time Out New York Kids

“Here is a book that exemplifies that happy combination where words and pictures carry equal weight and yet somehow create a whole that defies arithmetic.” —BookPage

“Newcomer Erin Stead's elegant woodblock prints, breathtaking in their delicacy, contribute to the story's tranquility and draw subtle elements to viewers' attention.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

“Erin E. Stead's beautifully wrought woodblock prints and pencil work create almost painfully expressive characters...This gentle, ultimately warm story acknowledges the care and reciprocity behind all good friendships.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

“Erin Stead's attentively detailed pencil and woodblock illustrations reveal character and enhance the cozy mood of Philip Stead's gentle text.” —Horn Book Magazine

“Whether read individually or shared, this gentle story will resonate with youngsters.” —School Library Journal

“Like the story, the quiet pictures, rendered in pencil and woodblock color prints, are both tender and hilarious… 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.” —Booklist

“If you want to give a child a book that will remain with them always (and lead to decades of folks growing up and desperately trying to relocate it with the children's librarians of the future) this is the one that you want. Marvelous.” —Fuse # 8 blog

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