***The Jamie and Angus Stories
by Anne Fine
illustrated by Penny Dale
Reviewed October 2, 2003.
Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002. 109 pages.
Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry, 2003.
Available in hardcover on Amazon.com for $11.19.
Available at Sembach Library (JF FIN).
Here’s a sweet collection of six stories about 4- or 5-year-old Jamie
and his toy bull, Angus. These would make ideal bedtime stories, since
they’re too long for a child that age to read to himself.
The stories are about everyday activities, yet very imaginative.
In the first one, Jamie chooses Angus at the store, but has to wait to
own him until Christmas. He tries to keep Angus clean, but his Grandma
sticks Angus in the washing machine and Angus turns dingy and gray.
In the end he decides it’s nice to have a toy who doesn’t have to be kept
2003 Sondra Eklund. All
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