Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Amos McGee Misses the Bus



by
Philip C. Stead
illustrated by
Erin E. Stead

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250213228
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None
$19.56   $16.30
SEE MEMBER PRICE
QTY

JLG Category

Kindergarten Plus

Hooray! Our friends are back! Join Amos and the gang for a brand new adventure that ends in a very special surprise!

Ten years after the phenomenally successful, Caldecott Medal-winning classic, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, we get to meet back up with the gang in a brand new, heartwarming story.

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 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 . . . maybe his friends can step in and help him out.

Philip Stead's gently humorous tale of friendship and kindness satisfies fans of the first book while Erin Stead's elegant drawings bring a whole new life to a beloved classic.

Full-color illustrations made by hand using woodblock printing and pencil.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 9 3/10"

Dewey

F

AR

2.8: points 0.5

Lexile

AD560L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Zoo keepers. Zoo animals. Friendship.

Standard MARC Records

Download Standard MARC Records

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K-In this worthy sequel to the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, the Steads return to the world of kindly, elderly, and gangly Amos McGee, incorporating elements of the first story that readers loved. All the zoo friends are back, and Amos rides the big, blue number five bus to and from work. However, this time, Amos's predictable, quiet life is altered not by a cold but by a lack of sleep. Amos's excitement over planning an outing for his zoo friends prevents him from getting a good night's sleep, causing him to snooze at the breakfast table and miss his bus. When he finally arrives at the zoo, poor Amos cannot stay awake, so while he sleeps, the concerned animals take care of him in a variety of ways, resulting in the friends being able to take Amos's planned trip. The woodblock artwork is just as gorgeous as in the original, and the illustrator seems to have fun expanding slightly on Amos's world, showing his new bedside table, his wingback chair, and a mysterious giraffe that rides the number five bus. Until the friends are on their way to the beach, Amos looks a bit less content than in the first book. Luckily, his smile returns. VERDICT In a world of sickness, strife, and stridency, it is a pleasure to spend time again with Amos McGee and his zoo friends.-Sally James, South Hillsborough Elem. Sch., CA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K-In this worthy sequel to the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, the Steads return to the world of kindly, elderly, and gangly Amos McGee, incorporating elements of the first story that readers loved. All the zoo friends are back, and Amos rides the big, blue number five bus to and from work. However, this time, Amos's predictable, quiet life is altered not by a cold but by a lack of sleep. Amos's excitement over planning an outing for his zoo friends prevents him from getting a good night's sleep, causing him to snooze at the breakfast table and miss his bus. When he finally arrives at the zoo, poor Amos cannot stay awake, so while he sleeps, the concerned animals take care of him in a variety of ways, resulting in the friends being able to take Amos's planned trip. The woodblock artwork is just as gorgeous as in the original, and the illustrator seems to have fun expanding slightly on Amos's world, showing his new bedside table, his wingback chair, and a mysterious giraffe that rides the number five bus. Until the friends are on their way to the beach, Amos looks a bit less content than in the first book. Luckily, his smile returns. VERDICT In a world of sickness, strife, and stridency, it is a pleasure to spend time again with Amos McGee and his zoo friends.-Sally James, South Hillsborough Elem. Sch., CA

Grades PreK-K
Kindergarten Plus
For Grades PreK-K

Filled with concept books and simple stories, this is an ideal category for youngsters who enjoy reading by themselves and following narratives through pictures. Vivid illustrations are an integral part of each book. Get 12 books per year filled with exceptional illustrations.

14 books per Year
$276.08 per Year
Interests
Animals,Beginning Readers,Fiction,Nonfiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
Like this book?
Get more like this every month.
LEARN MORE
Grades PreK-K
Kindergarten Plus
14 books per Year
$276.08 per Year

Other Recommended Titles From Kindergarten Plus

Kindergarten Plus

January 2023

Finding Fire

by Logan S. Kline

Kindergarten Plus

December 2022

The Adventures of Robo-Kid

by Diane deGroat

Kindergarten Plus

November 2022

One Boy Watching

by Grant Snider

Kindergarten Plus

October 2022
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.