A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee
  • A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee
  • A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee
  • A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee
  • A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee
  • A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee
ISBN: 1596434023
EAN13: 9781596434028
Language: English
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 9.6" L x 8.6" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A sumptuous new gift edition of the Caldecott Medal winning classic, which includes a cloth-bound slipcase and book.

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.

Written by Philip C. Stead with illustrations by Erin E. Stead, 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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Such a great book! So glad I purchased it.
   Beautiful Story Paired With Perfect Illustrations
This is a beautifully written story about zookeeper Amos who gets sick and is missed at the zoo by the animals. They leave the zoo and take the bus to his house to care for him. The illustrations are beautifully created, portraying the love between Amos and the animals.
   Amos McGee is lovable
I just adore this book, Raymond said. It's a book about friendship, thoughtfulness, and caring, Raymond said. In addition, Ms. McGee is the zookeeper who is very punctual and spends time with the animals. In "A Mighty Heart," Amos discovers that there are some things that make people feel good about themselves. One day, his animal friends come to his house to take him out of his misery. The women show him the same consideration and affection that he has shown to them.
   This is a great book and story
Pauley, Jr., said the book was "a great story. I'm a huge fan of the illustrations and the rhyming. It was a gift from a friend and I purchased it for her new daughter.
   Charming story
It was recommended to us by a friend who saw a great review in the New York Times. It is a heart warming story of a boy and his quest to find his true love. It's one of my son's favorite bedtime stories. This book is recommended to anyone with a child who loves to read. No wonder this is a must have for your home library.
   Sweet and enduring story
I have a 2.5 year old who absolutely loves this book. It's such a sweet and enduring story about friendship and taking care of the peopleanimals you love and respect, Raymond said. The illustrations are also engaging.
   Wonderful story
The book is well-written and the illustrations are nice, too. It's very easy for a 4 year old to understand and capture the heart of the parent as well.
   Sweet book
I got it from the library and loved it. It's a great story about friends, bonding and taking care of others, Crosby said. Thanks for the book, and I'll add it to my library.
   A Sick Day for Amos McGee
My 4yr old son is obsessed with this book. It's such a sweet story and he loves to help read by narrating some of the pictures and doing a run-down of the animals, Mr. Booher told us. The book is very well written and I recommend it to anyone. It's wonderful to be back home, Mr. Rule told the judge.
   Wonderful book!
I got a copy of this for my niece and am buying another one for my daughter because it is such a sweet story with nice illustrations, Mary. That theme has stuck with me, ever since I was a kid: that Amos and his friends take care of each other.