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. This title has Common Core connections.


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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Honestly, I just couldn't appreciate this. Sweet, yes, and artistic, ok, but it just didn't have any impact on me; it didn't resonate or give me anything new. The cover illustration isn't part of the story, either, which I dissonance I abhor every time I see it. Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Amos gets sick and doesn't visit his animal friends at the zoo, so they go to his house and take care of him instead. It's nice change from what I feel like a usual zoo animal story would be. Not ... Read full review

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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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