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Amos McGee Misses the Bus

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Animals help zookeeper get to work in heartwarming sequel.

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This sweet story of a zookeeper and his animals caring for each other is one readers will enjoy picking up again and again. There are many simple examples of how to be a good friend in Amos McGee Misses the Bus that parents will enjoy sharing with their toddlers and preschoolers. The characters do thoughtful things for one another, including planning surprises, finding lost things, and helping with work. They worry about each other, work together as a team, and find enjoyment in the happiness of others. The soft watercolor illustrations do a wonderful job of conveying the gentle tone of this book and the sparse use of color adds a lot of visual interest to this simple story.

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