Poor Amos! What's a sheep to do when he's old and cold and Aunt Hattie has just made a beautiful new sweater for Uncle Henry from his wool? Get the wool back--that's Amos's answer in Janet Lunn's absolutely hilarious picture book Amos's Sweater
. Old Amos is one determined sheep, and kids will root for him as he fights to reclaim his wool. Kim LaFave's watercolour illustrations add to the fun as Amos does battle with clotheslines, fences, and the sweater itself before ultimately winning the day. Janet Lunn is one of Canada's finest storytellers, known for novels for older readers, such as The Hollow Tree
, as well as her picture books. Amos's Sweater
was awarded the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Governor General's Award for illustration when it was first published in 1989. (Ages 2 to 6) --Jeffrey Canton
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Kim LaFave has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for his illustrations in Amos's Sweater
by Janet Lunn. He illustrated Shin-chi's Canoe
by Nicola I. Campbell, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. He lives in Roberts Creek, B.C.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Janet Lunn is a renowned children's author and editor. She has won a vast array of awards and has also received an honorary doctorate from Queen's University and the Order of Canada. Janet lives in Ottawa, Ontario.