A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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Macmillan, May 25, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor. A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

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Easy to read, amazing illustrations. - Goodreads
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Loved the illustrations and the calming lyrical story. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Andrew Lovell - Goodreads

How to be a good friend when someone is sick or having a rough day. The illustrations are impressive and unique- deserving of the Caldecott Mdeal. A perfect combination of a moralistic storyline and magnificent illustrations. Read full review

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User Review  - Maurisa - Goodreads

A Sick Day of Amos McGee is not your typical “sick day” from work. Amos McGee is a zookeeper who makes time everyday to visit his friends. But, when Amos doesn't show up for work, his friends decide ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead won the Caldecott Medal for A Sick Day for Amos McGee, their first book together. Philip is also the author and illustrator of Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast. They divide their time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.

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