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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2010)

by Philip C. Stead

Other authors: Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)

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This story focuses on Amos McGee and his love for playing and caring for animals during his job at the zoo. One day when Amos gets sick and can not come in, the animals go to him to cheer his spirits. This book is great on discussing friendships, caring for one another, and kindness. This story can be enjoyable for all ages and is rated 4 out of 5 stars. ( )
  victoriaphillips | Mar 17, 2019 |
An elderly man goes to work at the zoo everyday and play games with all of the animals. He really enjoys his time there, and the animals enjoy him. One day Amos gets sick and is not able to meet up with his animal friends. The animals take a trip and visit Amos on his sick day. This book is great for young children who are expanding their vocabulary. ( )
  Zhamp | Mar 17, 2019 |
A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a cute book written at a very young reading level. This would be a good book to read to a child before bed or to use for encouraging a budding reader who has moved beyond basic words.And in older classes it can be used to help students in an English classroom who are learning about themes.

This book is about a zookeeper named Amos McGee who is friends with the animals in the zoo. He plays games with them and takes care of them. But one day he gets sick. So, his animal friends decide to care for him in return. ( )
  TaylorV | Mar 13, 2019 |
Amos McGee is an elderly man who wakes up every morning to catch the bus to the City Zoo, where he works. Even though McGee was busy at work, he always made time to visit his good friends. He played chess with the elephant, ran races with the tortoise, sat quietly with the penguin, and lended a handkerchief to the rhinoceros. One morning, McGee felt very sick and was unable to go to work, but his friends became sad and wondered where he could be. They took the bus to his house, and took care of him while he was sick, as he did with them.
A book full of compassion, shows the importance of friendship and taking care of one another. A great read for children in kindergarten all the way up to third grade. It has beautiful illustrations by Erin E. Stead, full of unique colors. ( )
  D.Callais | Feb 14, 2019 |
I enjoyed reading this story. It was a heart warming story about being there for your friends. The illustrator uses color to highlight the important things in the book. She also uses red on the tip of Amos's nose to show when he is sick. Line is used to show whether the characters in the book are happy or sad. The illustrator uses pencil as her medium. The drawings in this book make you pay attention, and they amplify the story. ( )
  BMayeux | Feb 14, 2019 |
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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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