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The Jamie and Angus Stories

Press:Candlewick Pr Candlewick; Reprint edition (May 22, 2007)
Publication Date:2007-6
Author Name:Fine, Anne/ Dale, Penny (ILT)


"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.

From School Library Journal

reSchool-Grade 2-Fine and Dale make a terrific team for this collection of six heartwarming tales about a little boy and his toy bull. 
From the moment Jamie sees Angus in the toy-store window, he knows he must have him.
Readers will delight in the pair's adventures, which range from laundry mishaps to a stay in the hospital to having the perfect "grown-up" day.
Fine's ability to give Angus believable and sometimes even human characteristics endears him to readers.
Whether he is waving to the boy from a high shelf or "most forlornly- watching Jamie struggle through some fancy supper with olives," he is always lovable.
Dale's pencil illustrations add to the charm of the stories, capturing the feeling and tone to a tee.
An excellent choice for beginning chapter-book readers or as a read-aloud.Cathie Bashaw Morton, Somers Library, NYCopyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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From Booklist

2-4, younger for reading aloud.
Britain's children's laureate turns a gentle hand in this chapter book comprising six charming stories about a preschool boy and his toy bull, Angus.
The childlike adventures relay how Angus' white coat becomes a gray tangle when Granny puts him in the washer; how Uncle Edward teaches Angus to jump; how Angus gets a red balloon at the baby-sitter's wedding; and how Jamie grows out of his stroller.
Children may find the last two stories a bit confusing: Why must Jamie stay in the hospital for six days after the doctor fixes his "stomachache"? What are the "flumes in the swimming pool" Jamie mentions when he talks about having a perfect day? The chapter-book format and syntax don't quite dovetail with the audience, but the tales are simple and appealing, and Angus, depicted in black-and-white drawings, is delightful.
When read aloud, the stories will invite children, especially preschoolers, to share their own experiences.
Julie CumminsCopyright © American Library Association.
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"*"A Platonic ideal of the kind of book beginner readers need - the stories score highly on all the important points." The Daily Telegraph"

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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.

From AudioFile

Author Anne Fine narrates six charming stories about Jamie and his stuffed bull, Angus. 
Her gentle voice will delight young listeners as she tells how it was love at first sight when Jamie saw Angus in the shop window.
When Angus ends up in the washer, Jamie discovers that he really loves Angus even when he becomes a "shaggy gray tangle." Other stories include how teenaged Uncle Edward teaches Angus to jump and how Jamie grows too big for his buggy.
Anne Fine explores the things that might confuse, upset, or delight any little boy--especially those with stuffed animal friends.
© AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Comment List (Total:7)

  •     A perfect bedtime book for a four or five-year-old. Jamie and his family members are so true to life, and the stories are engaging and funny. I'd love to find more simple books for my son--he doesn't need scary, irreverent or suspenseful--just good stories about a little boy with a little boy's emotions and concerns.

  •     Anne Fine Jamie and Angus stories are wonderful down to earth stories to read to 5 and over children

  •     My daughter loves Jamie and Angus. She likes the drawings in the book as well as the cute stories. Her favorite is the one where Jamie and Angus have to go to the hospital for Jamie's stomach ache. While he is there he takes a little girl and her stuffed animal's last three chocolates that she was saving for when she got to go home. My daughter learned that it was wrong to steal from that story and every time I read it to her she tells me that Jamie and Angus are being bad. They are a tad long for bed time stories but I think the extra time is well worth a quality story.

  •     We read this aloud to our 4-year old son and it was a smashing hit. Jamie is a sweet, realistic little boy and the love he has for his little stuffed animal (Angus) is right on.

  •     My boy is just 5 years old now, and about a year ago he was ready to move on from me reading picture books to him, to me reading chapter books to. That category of books, "first chapter books", isn't great. A lot of the proffered material is way way too mature for 4-year-olds. I was so glad to've stumbled upon Anne Fine's book, as well as the books of Joanna Hurwitz, both of which I thought were delightful and age-appropriate.This story is gentle, non-violent, no serious villains to frighten preschoolers, and age-appropriate vocabulary.

  •     So sweet! My daughter loved reading these at bedtime. The occasional English slang didn't throw her, and I think any small child with a 'lovey' could appreciate the adventures of Jamie and his best buddy Angus.

  •     My children and I love this book.I read it outloud to my 5 and 7 year olds.Just a nice simple story of a boy and his favorite stuffed toy


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