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  - MeganSchneider - LibraryThing

I feel in love with this picture book by the second page. The illustrations really make this a memorable story about Amos, an adorable old man who spends his days with animals. Penguins wearing socks ... Read full review

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User Review  - jherring - LibraryThing

A charming story that is basically two parts. First, we get a picture of Amos McGee's typical day told in straightforward text with pictures that are pencil drawings with color contrast on just a few ... 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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