All the Animals Where I Live (Hardcover)
This lovely story reminds me of the Alice and Martin Provenson books. We are introduced to the people and animals of Philip Stead's life in the country. The most important animal being his dog Wednesday. She is there to chase the deer, and bark away the coyotes. Stead's captivating illustrations show us life in the country, and the story itself is emotional and joyful. I would recommend this for everyone. — Julie (RBB Staff)— From All the Animals Where I Live
Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List
“All the Animals Where I Live is a meditative, meandering picture book journey that exalts in the smallest details. Stead's welcoming voice and innovative illustrations are as delightful and gentle as ever.”
— Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
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.
About the Author
Philip 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.