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Amos's Sweater

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  50 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Poor Amos! What's a sheep to do when he's old and cold and Aunt Hattie has just made a beautiful new sweater for Uncle Henry from his wool? Get the wool back--that's Amos's answer in Janet Lunn's absolutely hilarious picture book Amos's Sweater. Old Amos is one determined sheep, and kids will root for him as he fights to reclaim his wool. Kim LaFave's watercolour illustrat ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Groundwood Books (first published 1991)
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Aug 06, 2013 Jayna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amos the sheep is old and cold and tired of giving his wool away. After Aunt Hattie shears Amos and knits a sweater from his wool, Amos tries desperately to get it back. One day Amos succeeds and gets himself tangled in the sweater and manages to put it on. Aunt Hattie and Uncle Henry realize that Amos is old and cold and does not want to give his wool away. Amos then spends the rest of his days in the field wearing the sweater made of his wool.

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Jan 28, 2015 Slayermel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents of young children or preschool Teachers
Amos is sick and tired of people taking his wool, he’s old and he’s cold and just wants to keep his wool. When the farmer’s wife sheers Amos to take his wool to make the farmer a sweater, Amos get’s really mad. Anytime the sweater is near him, whether it is on the farmer or hanging off a fence, Amos bites on to it and pulls. The farmer’s wife has to keep mending the sweater due to holes.

This is a very cute and funny story about a sheep that just wants to stay warm, and how he eventually conquer
Sarah Wiwchar
Would be better with grade 1 I think but I like the length of it.
Dec 18, 2009 Teddy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a wonderful book about an old goat, Amos that doesn't want to give up his wool anymore. You see, Amos was cold. Aunt Hattie had to chase him all over the pasture to get his wool. She did succeed but then Amos was cold and mad. There is a happy ending to this story but I won't give it away. Although, there is a hint in the title.

This was a delightful book even for a too serious adult like me! the pictures capture all of Amos's emotions in beautiful colours.
Folk art, flying fleece and fury contrast the carefree contentment of two oblivious farmers with the blatant anguish of their frustrated sheep in this hilarious example of the bliss of being understood.

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Nov 18, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book 6 stars I would. One of my very favorite picture books. Amos is a grumpy and not-so-cuddly sheep who has every right to be this way. This book is humorous but also touching as you see how Amos asserts himself and is finally "understood" by the farmers. Highly, highly recommend this wonderful book.
Amos was old and Amos was cold and Amos was tired of giving away all his wool. Now he is in search of what is rightfully his.
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Janet was born Janet Louise Swoboda on December 28, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A, moved to Vermont when she was two and lived there until she was ten when the family moved to the outskirts of New York City. She came to Canada in 1946 to go to Notre Dame College in Ottawa and then to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. There she met and married Richard Lunn, a fellow student. She has lived in ...more
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