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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Written by Philip C. Stead & illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Published by Roaring Brook Press
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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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Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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This is such a soft and endearing story of sincere friendship. The illustrations are very unique due to illustrator Erin Stead’s use of woodblock printing techniques. This was actually her first illustrated book, which is remarkable since it’s a Caldecott winner.

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This book is beautifully told through both words and illustrations. I love how the story comes full circle from Amos visiting the animals and helping them every day to the animals coming to visit Amos on his sick day, demonstrating that true friendship goes both ways!

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Philip C. Stead

Philip C. Stead is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture books including A Home for Bird, Hello, My Name is Ruby, Sebastian and the Balloon, Ideas Are All Around, Samson in the Snow, and the forthcoming All the Animals Where I Live.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781250171108
Publication Date:
January 2, 2018
Original Publication Date:
May 25, 2010
Original Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Word Count:
441
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2010281493
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1101161017
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1250171105
Lexile:
AD610L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
135897
ATOS Book Level:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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