Monica Kulling Waiting for Amos

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Waiting for Amos

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As the morning passes, Homer the frog sits on the gray-brown rock, awaiting the arrival of his friend, Amos, lingering patiently despite his friends' teasing and Amos's notorious forgetfulness and tardiness.

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The virtues of patience and faith figure into this forthright tale of friendship. Awaiting the arrival "this morning" of his pal Amos, Homer the frog sits anxiously atop a gray-brown rock: "he said to wait, so wait I will." The patient amphibian is visited by various colleagues, all of whom chide him for his inactivity and declare in no uncertain terms that waiting is a waste of time. ("You should go home and eat flies," a lizard advises.) But Homer remains steadfast, eliciting promises from all non-believers to return at noon with refreshments to share with Amos. Just as morning threatens to become afternoon, Homer's rocky perch moves--Amos the tortoise had been on the scene all along. With its familiar, old-time fable tone, Kulling's gentle narrative will comfort little ones while offering a subtle message about comradeship. Lowe's splashy, intensely colored watercolors spill over the pages, suggesting a cross between Patricia MacCarthy's batik art and a child's free-form finger painting. Ages 3-7.
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