Congratulations Erin Stead!
Erin Stead now joins the ranks of illustrators such as Robert McClosky and Maurice Sendak as the 2011 Caldecott Medal Winner*! (Pause for Applause) Written by Philip Stead, A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a tender story of reciprosity and friendship. When kindly zookeeper Amos has to call out sick from work, his animal friends come to him! Erin's gorgeous illustrations make this already charming story pop. Through use of limited palette and meticulously rendered pencil drawings, the visual world of Amos McGee is at once gentle and arresting. The soft colors meld flawlessly with the story to create a book that is perfect for night-night reading. So put on some pajamas and socks, curl up and read this Caldecott Winning book with your own little zoo animal.
*The Caldecott Medal is awarded yearly by the American Libarary Association to the most distinguished American Picture book of the year.