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.


If you love the Caldecotts, be sure to come to the Kid-i-cotts this Saturday!

The AADL Kid-i-cotts will be held Saturday January 15, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Downtown Library's Multi-Purpose Room. For more information, see here. We attended last year and it was a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!

The textures and detail work in this book's illustrations are wonderful!! I can see why it won such a prestigious award! Very well deserved.

It's a delightful tale with beautiful illustrations! And what a bonus that the writer and illustrator are local. Hooray!

Big congrats to Erin and Phil!

cute book name