Ann Arbor Illustrator Wins 2011 Caldecott Award
Ann Arbor resident Erin Stead has won the 2011 Caldecott Award for best illustration of a children's book for her book A Sick Day for Amos McGee. This award is given annually by the American Library Association. The charming picture book, written by Ms. Stead's husband Philip, tells the story of what happens when the zookeeper calls in sick. The animals know what good care he takes of them so they try to reciprocate the favor. Picture a group of zoo animals taking a city bus across town to the zookeeper's home.
This is a lovely picture book.