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
The pictures steal the show here--wow! - Goodreads
Perfect words, perfect pictures. - Goodreads
Loved the illustrations and the calming lyrical story. - Goodreads
What a lovely depiction of true friendship! - Goodreads
I also like how this book had an unpredictable ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Katie Turley - Goodreads

Amos McGee is a zoo keeper who takes very good care of his animals. He would play chess with the elephant, run races with the tortoise. He would then sit with the penguin, give the rhino a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ashley Sturgill - Goodreads

I instantly fell in love with this book, as did my son. It is such a classic, and a warm heartfelt book. i would give it 10 stars if I could 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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