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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
Rating:*****
Tags:1st-3rd grd, easy, favorite, Caldecott

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"A Sick Day for Amos McGee" was a cute book. What I liked most were the illustrations that did not have words of the animals waiting for the bus and getting on the bus. I also liked how the book repeated itself a lot but with a twist. For example, the first part of the book was told about everything Amos does with the animals and the second part of the book explains the animals almost taking his place throughout the day. I think the main idea of this book is that friendship is the best medicine. The second day, Amos wakes up not feeling well and it is not until his friends arrive that he begins to feel better. ( )
  CatherineWillett | Mar 24, 2014 |
This book shows that all friends come in different in shapes and sizes, but in this case for Amos its different species too! Everyday Amos goes out of his way to spend some time with every animal at the zoo until he gets sick, The animals decide that it is their time to return the favor.
  alishablaire | Mar 18, 2014 |
A great story about friendship and not taking people for granted.
  polochick | Mar 16, 2014 |
This was a cute book and it had a good point to it. If you make time for your friends then they will make time for you. I liked the illustration, it had a very unique way of using color. This would be a fun read aloud book and a good book to keep in my reading corner.
  krbarton | Mar 15, 2014 |
Amos is a zookeeper who loves his job and the animals he works with. When Amos is sick, 5 special animal friends come to visit him and keep him company, just as he does for them.
  kbesaw | Mar 15, 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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