Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day – “Ah-choo!” – he woke up with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn’t make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests…
Philip Stead’s gently humorous tale of friendship and dedication is illustrated by his wife Erin Stead‘s elegant drawings, embellished with subtle hints of color.
Erin created her illustrations using woodblock printing techniques and pencil. To learn more about Erin’s process, read her 2009 interview with Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast by clicking here.
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