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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

by Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)

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This is a good fantasy book about a man who works at the zoo and is friends with the animals. When he is sick, the animals come to visit him at his home. This book fits under the "animal fantasy" category of modern fantasy. It is very believable and endearing.
  jessicayambra | Feb 9, 2016 |
This was a wonderful book about how Amos McGee goes to the zoo everyday and does different things with different animals. One day Amos is not feeling very well, which in turn he is not able to go to the zoo to see his animal zoo friends. His animal zoo friends are very worried about Amos so they go to see him and take care of him. I loved this book it was a wonderful book teaching children that if you take care of someone or something then they will return the favor when it is your turn. This would be great to use in the classroom to help teach them how to treat others with respect and they will treat you with respect. A great book for learning how to treat others. ( )
  rachelnorton | Feb 9, 2016 |
Summary: Amos has a daily routine scheduled precisely for him. One day, he wakes up sick and cannot get out of bed. Being used to Amos' daily schedule, his friends wonder where he is. When they realize he's not coming, they surprise Amos at his home to keep him company. ( )
  mloya | Feb 3, 2016 |
I loved this book, the illustrations were amazing as well as the storyline. It made me want to go to a zoo and have animal friends too.
  madisenowen | Feb 3, 2016 |
A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a book about a man named Amos who goes to the zoo everyday to visit his friends. He had a lot to do at the zoo but he always made time for his friends. One day Amos got sick and was in bed all day. His friends at the zoo really missed him that day. They all decide to show up at Amos's home to take care of them. They take care of Amos and help him to fall asleep and feel better.
  chloethom1818 | Feb 3, 2016 |
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LIB 428/Lawson desc - This is a heartfelt story that one can really fall in love with and has some lessons about friendship and loyalty that might be a great share for a classroom setting from that standpoint. This is about Amos McGee - a zookeeper who considers the animals his friends. He cares for them and spends time with them. When he doesn't show up to work one day due to being sick, the animals decide to pay him a visit. The tables turn, and the animals take care of Amos and spend time with him, in a story about giving and friendship.
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"Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests."--Dust jacket.… (more)

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