Author(s): Philip C. Stead
Every day Amos McGee 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 favour.
Winner of Caldecott Medal 2011.
Philip and Erin Stead divide their time between New York City and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Philip, also an artist, wrote and illustrated his first book for children, Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast, published by Roaring Brook Press. Erin creates her illustrations by hand, using woodblock printing techniques and pencil. This is the first book she has illustrated.