About the BookA former city dweller, Caldecott Medalist Stead ("A Sick Day for Amos McGee") now lives in the country and jubilantly takes readers on a tour of his home, pointing out all the animals that share his space, in this unique picture book. Full color.
The author used to live in the busy city where there were buses and trains, and people waiting for buses and trains.Now he lives in the country and jubilantly takes us on a tour of his home, pointing out all the animals that share his space. There are stuffed bears and quilted chickens. His dog Wednesday watches cranes, frogs, and dragonflies live their lives. Coyotes and chipmunks come and go, and the world around where he lives is full of life, until winter comes, and there is nothing but snow. Uniquely structured, All the Animals Where I Live is a picture book from Philip C. Stead, one of our most innovative author-illustrators, that is a meditation on life and moments big and small that shape our individual worlds.
Stead's thoughts wander, and so do his drawings. His dog's whiskers and mild gaze are captured with scribbly charcoal lines; blades of grass behind a cricket under the full moon are brushed in unerring ink strokes. It's a journey with an artist who sees the eternal in the everyday.--Publisher's Weekly, starred reviewyoung artists and nature lovers will find much here to admire and any of the artist's many fans would be happy to peruse these pages.--School Library Journal
About the AuthorPhilip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal winner, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, as well as Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E. B. White Honor book. Books that he has written and illustrated include Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast; Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat; A Home for Bird; Hello, My Name Is Ruby; Sebastian and the Balloon; Ideas Are All Around; and Samson in the Snow. Philip lives with his wife, illustrator Erin E. Stead, in Ann Arbor, Michigan