Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead
  

Special Delivery

Written by Philip C. Stead
Illustrated by

RRP £12.99

Synopsis

Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead

How many stamps does it take to mail an elephant? Find out in this quirky and surprising picture book from acclaimed author Philip C. Stead and illustrator Matthew Cordell. Sadie is on her way to deliver an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine, who lives completely alone and can really use the company. She tries everything from mailing the elephant to boarding a plane, a train, and an alligator to get to her aunt's home. Along the way she meets an array of interesting characters, including an odd postal worker and a gang of bandit monkeys, who all help her get where she is going.

Reviews

-Colorful, expressive, detailed, and quirky.- --Booklist-. . . a read-aloud winnter sure to deliver laughs to young readers.- --School Library Journal-*Animal lovers and stamp collectors, especially but not exclusively, will be enthralled.- --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW-It isn't easy to sustain and control a story that unfolds with the speed and unpredictability that this one does, but Stead and Cordell--like Sadie herself--deliver the goods.- --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book A Sick Day for Amos McGee. His book A Home for Bird received four starred reviews, while his most recent book, Hello, My Name Is Ruby, has earned three starred reviews. Philip lives with his wife, illustrator Erin E. Stead, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Matthew Cordell created Trouble Gum, published by Feiwel and Friends. He has also illustrated several picture books, including Mighty Casey by James Preller and the Justin Case series by Rachel Vail. He lives outside Chicago with his lovely wife, the author Julie Halpern, their adorable daughter, and their generally well-mannered cat.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Philip C. Stead
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Publisher

First Second an imprint of Roaring Brook Press

Publication date

1st April 2015

ISBN

9781596439313


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