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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee (edition 2010)

by Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead (Illustrator)

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Title:A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Authors:Philip C. Stead
Other authors:Erin Stead (Illustrator)
Info:Roaring Brook Press (2010), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:1st-3rd grd, easy, favorite, Caldecott

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead



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Nice story of friendship, and loyalty. Amos, an elderly man visits his animal friends at the zoo each day. One day, Amos is sick and has to stay at home and receives a pleasant surprise visit.
  emifoltz | Aug 13, 2015 |
This story is great for lessons on friendship and loyalty and what it means to be a friend to someone who treats you well. It also teaches character by showing the type of devotion Amos has toward his job, which is important for young children to observe. A great book to read aloud and discuss with students for building character and community.
  cameroneshaw | Aug 8, 2015 |
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Illustrations: wood-block printing
Age Group: 4-7
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  a.coote | Jun 5, 2015 |
A Sick Day for Amos McGee tells the story of man named Amos who spent his days in the zoo playing games with the animals. When Amos gets sick one day the animals miss Amos in his absence and show that Amos is very important to the animals day. The animals repay Amos for his friendship by showing up at his home and giving him company during his time of sickness. This story is great for lessons on friendship and what it is to be a friend to someone who treats you well. ( )
  Kristinewaind | May 27, 2015 |
This kind hearted, warming story captures the attention of readers because of the realistic depiction. This book entails the adventures of a handful of zoo animals, traveling to their zoo keepers house who is sick. They proceed to care for their friend until he is fully healed. This heart warming picture book is filled with excellent illustrations. I would read this book to a group of k-1st graders because I feel as though they will be able to relate to their mother or father taking care of them when they are sick. ( )
  mbabst | May 3, 2015 |
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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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