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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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The big idea of this book is the importance of taking care of others. Amos has spent so much time taking care of his friends at the zoo, so when he needed them the most, they were there for him. I liked this book for many reasons. The main characters (Amos and the zoo animals) demonstrated the importance of true friendship. Thus, this book has a very positive message to send to kids. The zoo animal’s also experienced different emotions so their characters were developed successfully. They were happy, sad, and concerned. The book states, “The animals waited for their friend…. Where is Amos? The animals wondered”. The animals were worried for their friend because it was so unlike him to not show up. The author also uses descriptive and clear language so the readers felt like they were going to the zoo each day with Amos. For example, the author states “He would play chess with the elephant (who thought and thought before making a move, run races with the tortoise (who never lost), sit quietly with the penguin (who was very shy), lend a handkerchief to the rhinoceros (who always had a runny nose), and at sunset, read stories to the owl (who was afraid of the dark)”. This allowed the readers to visualize what Amos does with each of the different animals. Because the readers were able to visualize the book, they were constantly engaged which made the book easy and fun to read! ( )
  mennis2 | Feb 11, 2016 |
This is a good fantasy book about a man who works at the zoo and is friends with the animals. When he is sick, the animals come to visit him at his home. This book fits under the "animal fantasy" category of modern fantasy. It is very believable and endearing.
  jessicayambra | Feb 9, 2016 |
This was a wonderful book about how Amos McGee goes to the zoo everyday and does different things with different animals. One day Amos is not feeling very well, which in turn he is not able to go to the zoo to see his animal zoo friends. His animal zoo friends are very worried about Amos so they go to see him and take care of him. I loved this book it was a wonderful book teaching children that if you take care of someone or something then they will return the favor when it is your turn. This would be great to use in the classroom to help teach them how to treat others with respect and they will treat you with respect. A great book for learning how to treat others. ( )
  rachelnorton | Feb 9, 2016 |
Summary: Amos has a daily routine scheduled precisely for him. One day, he wakes up sick and cannot get out of bed. Being used to Amos' daily schedule, his friends wonder where he is. When they realize he's not coming, they surprise Amos at his home to keep him company. ( )
  mloya | Feb 3, 2016 |
I loved this book, the illustrations were amazing as well as the storyline. It made me want to go to a zoo and have animal friends too.
  madisenowen | Feb 3, 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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