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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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This book is about Amos McGee and how he works at the zoo everyday. One day Amos gets sick and his friends begins to miss him. His friends at the zoo decide to pay Amos a visit to take care of him. I liked this book because it shows how friendship can work and why it is important. I would love to have this book in my classroom because it is an easy read and friendship is important.
  Cameron.InouyeNg | Dec 10, 2016 |
Amos McGee was an early riser who got ready and went to work at the zoo. He always made time for the animals at the zoo. One morning, Amos woke up and didn’t feel well, so he was unable to make it to the zoo. All of the animals waited for him and wondered where he was. Later that day, the animals road to Amos’s house to take care of him. The animals made him feel better by the end of the day.

I liked the book because it demonstrates how people can have different types of friends other than human beings. I also liked the soft hearts of the characters in the story.

I would ask students what their morning routine is. I would ask students to compare and contrast their morning routine with Amos McGees. I would show students real pictures of elephants, tortoises, penguins, rhinoceroses, and owls and teach them about these animals.

I would have students develop their own who, what, when, where, how and why questions about the story. Students would write these questions down before they read and during reading. Students would periodically look at the questions to see if they have been answered by the book. ( )
  sarahthigpen | Dec 4, 2016 |
Amos McGee, a zoo keeper spends every day playing with the animals. One day he is sick and can't go to work so the animals come and visit him. This book teaches about kindness and friendship.
  CNealon | Nov 29, 2016 |
Stead, P. C., Stead, E. E. (2010). A Sick Day for Amos McGee. New York, New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Amos McGee worked at the zoo. Each day, he would get dressed, drink tea, get on the same bus, and go to the zoo to work and spend time with the animals. He would read, play chess, run races, and just sit with all the different animals. One day, Amos McGee woke up ill and decided he could not go to work that day. The animals were upset and worried when he didn’t show up so they all got together, got on the bus, and went to Amos McGee’s house and took care of him while he was sick. I love this book for the classroom because it offers a chance for students to predict what will happen when Amos does not go to the zoo. Also, there are several pages with no words, only illustrations. This offers students ample opportunity to work on comprehension skills.

This book won the Caldecott Medal, which is awarded to distinguished picture books on an annual basis. This book was also selected as one of New York Times “Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award”, which is awarded based on the artistic merit of a book. ( )
  jangelique | Nov 20, 2016 |
A Sick Day for Amos McGee is written and illustrated by the husband and wife duo, Philip and Erin Stead. This book tells the story of a zookeeper, Amos McGee. Every day Amos is at work, taking care of his animal friends. Until, one day a sneeze winds him up in bed. Of course the animals notice their friend Amos isn't there. So, they set off to keep Amos company while he recovers. This is fantastic book about friendship and kindness. There is plenty going on in the background illustrations to keep the students interested in multiple reads. ( )
  bwaresam | Nov 8, 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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