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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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

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This is such a sweet and gentle book about being there for those who support you. The illustrations are just as delicate. I want to be friends with every one of these characters. ( )
  kradish | Jul 30, 2014 |
Amos McGee is a zookeeper who always takes time to check on his friends. One morning he woke up sick and does not make it to the zoo. His friends worry about him, and decide to go visit him.
A sick day for Amos Mcgee is a great book for younger readers. It is a great picture book for young children. It is a story about friendship and caring. It would be a good book to read when someone in the class is out sick. It takes place at a zoo and in Amos’s house. The animals go visit Amos to see why he was not at work that day.
I would have children tell what they like to do when they are sick and make a chart out of it. I would have them make “get well” cards for Amos McGee. I also would have them build a zoo out of blocks.
  embarnes | Jun 22, 2014 |
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  stonini | Jun 12, 2014 |
A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a story of a zookeeper who really loves his job and has become friends with the animals. He has certain things he does each day with each animal, like reading to the Owl. However, one morning, Amos wakes up feeling sick. So, he decides to stay home and rest. The animals wait and wait for Amos to come and play with him, but when they realize he isn't coming, they decide they are going to go visit their friend. The animals take a bus to Amos' house to take care of their sick friend. This is a great book displaying friendship and the little things you do for people you care about. ( )
  bblender | Jun 11, 2014 |
This is a fun, light story that would be great to have students practice reading on their own. I think children would love the idea of animals taking care of people. It could also spark discussion about taking care of the ones we love when they need help.
  JocelynPLang | Jun 9, 2014 |
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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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