2011 Caldecott Medal winner
Check it out!
By Philip C.
Illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
When elderly zookeeper Amos catches a cold
he must stay home from work. The chess-playing
elephant, the race-running tortoise, the shy
penguin, the runny-nosed rhino and story-loving
owl miss him so much that they take a bus to
his house and take care of him in the same
way that he has taken care of them.
Steadís attention to the smallest details is what
allows the reader/viewer to experience this book many
times over and still discover surprises each time:
from the miniature bus stop for the mouse to the
tie-wearing bird; from the sweet absurdity of Amosí
bunny slippers to the depiction of a penguin
Wednesdays for Kids
Who: Ages 3 & younger.
What: A time for fingerplays, songs, & shorter stories/board
When: Wednesdays, 9:30-9:45 a.m.
Preschool Story Hour*
Who: Ages 3 to 6
What: An hour
of stories, fingerplays, songs & a short craft.
When: Wednesdays, 10 a.m.,
repeats at 1:30 p.m.
If you are interested in
bringing a daycare class/group to story time, please contact
children's librarian Laura Tramel at 662-323-2766 to set up a
separate, special time for your group to visit the library.
Due to space and supply restrictions, daycares and large groups are
asked not to attend the regularly scheduled story time.