Amos McGee Misses the Bus
Author: Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead
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.
Roaring Brook Press
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THREE STARRED REVIEWS!
*"[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