By admiring her finer points and showing that she can take care of herself and have fun even when there's no one else around, a charming pig proves the best friend you can have is yourself. Children will enjoy this celebration of self esteem.
On Sunday night, April lies in bed, trying to sleep. She is excited. On Friday she and her mother will take a train to her grandmother’s house. Almost a week is such a long time for a little girl to wait. But as April takes a bus ride, goes to the market, visits her father at work, and eats lunch at a diner, the days slip by. Everywhere she goes, there are people who are different sizes and shapes, and have different needs. At last it’s Friday; April and her mom are on their way. At her grandmother’s, April will see lots of flowers, each one as different as the people she has seen during the week.
Amos McGee is a zookeeper who always makes time for his animal friends. One day, when his sniffles and sneezes prevent him from going to the zoo, he receives some unexpected guests. This is a gently humorous tale of friendship and dedication.
©1990 Nancy Carlson; (P)2008 Penguin
"Children won't miss - but won't mind - the obvious moral." (School Library Journal)
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