Amos Mcgee Misses the Bus
Amos Mcgee Misses the Bus
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Annotation: Hooray! Our good friends are back! Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a... more
Catalog Number: #309826
Format: Perma-Bound from Publisher's Hardcover
Copyright Date: 2021
Edition Date: 2021
Illustrator: Stead, Erin E.,
Pages: 48
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-250-21322-3 Perma-Bound: 0-8000-0993-2
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-250-21322-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-0993-9
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 22 x 24 cm
Language: English
Reviews:
Kirkus Reviews
A welcome return of the kindly, Caldecott-winning zookeeper and his animal friends.As in A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2010), the gentle zookeeper ends up receiving care from the very animals he tends. The stories’ shared sentiment of mutual responsibility and care is one well worth repeating, and here it’s delivered in a book that stands on its own but benefits from familiarity with the original. This time, Amos McGee doesn’t need the animals’ help because he’s sick; instead, they come to his aid after a series of mishaps caused by his excitement about a planned outing. At the beginning of the story, the gangly, White zookeeper’s happy anticipation keeps him awake at night in a homey setting that will be familiar to readers of the first book, with its yellow-striped wallpaper and quaint furnishings. Overtired the next day, he dozes at the breakfast table and misses the bus. In his subsequent rush to the zoo, poor, groggy Amos McGee loses his satchel and a favorite hat. Once there, he’s so worn out that he literally falls asleep on the job. This is when the animals pick up the slack, with Philp C. Stead’s understated text detailing the responsibilities they earnestly assume, while Erin E. Stead’s sensitive, warm illustrations infuse subtle humor into the scenes. Pages depicting a tortoise’s earnest perambulation are perfectly paced. (This book was reviewed digitally.)Amos McGee is back, right on time. (Picture book. 3-6)
Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
A welcome return of the kindly, Caldecott-winning zookeeper and his animal friends.As in A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2010), the gentle zookeeper ends up receiving care from the very animals he tends. The stories’ shared sentiment of mutual responsibility and care is one well worth repeating, and here it’s delivered in a book that stands on its own but benefits from familiarity with the original. This time, Amos McGee doesn’t need the animals’ help because he’s sick; instead, they come to his aid after a series of mishaps caused by his excitement about a planned outing. At the beginning of the story, the gangly, White zookeeper’s happy anticipation keeps him awake at night in a homey setting that will be familiar to readers of the first book, with its yellow-striped wallpaper and quaint furnishings. Overtired the next day, he dozes at the breakfast table and misses the bus. In his subsequent rush to the zoo, poor, groggy Amos McGee loses his satchel and a favorite hat. Once there, he’s so worn out that he literally falls asleep on the job. This is when the animals pick up the slack, with Philp C. Stead’s understated text detailing the responsibilities they earnestly assume, while Erin E. Stead’s sensitive, warm illustrations infuse subtle humor into the scenes. Pages depicting a tortoise’s earnest perambulation are perfectly paced. (This book was reviewed digitally.)Amos McGee is back, right on time. (Picture book. 3-6)
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* In this new title featuring the characters of Caldecott Award winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2010), zookeeper Amos hasn't slept a wink, anticipating tomorrow's special trip with the animals. But come morning, while prepping to leave, Amos nods off at the kitchen table. When he's awoken by the bus' "beep-beep," he knows he's too late, and he treks to the zoo on foot. He tries to prepare the animals for disappointment, since he fears having to cancel their outing, and while doing his chores, he tells Penguin, Rhinoceros, and Owl exactly how he got behind d, incidentally, lost his favorite hat. Plus, where's Tortoise? Eventually, tuckered-out Amos succumbs to a snooze on a bench. The animals let their beloved zookeeper pal rest, finishing the chores themselves. And when Amos awakes to discover their kindness, they have just enough time to catch the bus for their outing trip to the beach to watch the sunset. Lovely, expressive woodblock-and-pencil illustrations judiciously employ soft-textured color and line, depicting the characters and events with sweet, gently comical details nguin holds up a "Shh! QUIET, please!!!" sign as Amos naps; a bird, mouse, and cat have side activities of their own; and the animals have creative ways of completing zoo chores. Amos' and the animals' mutual affection and support is evident throughout in this wholly delightful follow-up that also stands well on its own.
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Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2

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. .


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