"Sentimental in only the right ways. . . .A perfectly charming collection." — THE HORN BOOK (starred review)
The moment Jamie sets eyes on Angus in the toy shop, with his silky coat and forlorn gaze, he knows they belong together. On Christmas morning, the two are united at last, and the coveted Highland bull becomes Jamie’s constant companion — through an ill-fated run-in with the washing machine, Uncle Edward’s jump-training sessions, a stay at the hospital, and three more amusing adventures from Britain’s Children’s Laureate.
About the Author
Anne Fine was named the second British Children’s Laureate in 2001. A distinguished writer for readers of all ages with more than forty books to her credit - including the hilarious ALIAS MADAME DOUBTFIRE - she is a two-time winner of both the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award and the Carnegie Medal, Britain’s most coveted children’s literature award. She has also won the GUARDIAN Children’s Literature Award and a Smarties Prize. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages.
Penny Dale has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including her own TEN IN THE BED, TEN OUT OF BED, TEN PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK, and BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER.
Table of Contents
|Uncle Edward Teaches Angus to Jump||23|
|Tell Me the Story||57|
|The Perfect Day||91|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Anne Fine does an exceptional job of showing the love between a boy and his faithful stuffed companion. This book is a must read for all children who must have that special blanket or toy with them at all times. Each of the six stories is as delightful and uplifting as the next. From the moment Jamie builds Angus his farm, to each night when Jamie tucks him safely into his shoebox stall, the reader (young or old) will have a smile on his/ her face and a soft spot in his/ her heart knowing just how much love there is between Jamie and Angus. And for those adults, who read this story to children, be prepared to think back to your childhood and be reminded of that special blanket or toy you had when you were a kid and see if you smile from the fond memory.