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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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This is a wonderful story about friendship and teaches children about understanding and patience, as Amos McGee always makes time to visit his animal friends in the zoo and do what they want, they come to visit him when he is too sick to visit them. This story also has great realistic illustrations and uses soft and subtle colors.
  MindyTran | Mar 19, 2015 |
Amos McGee is a zookeeper who spends everyday tending to the needs of his animal friends. Then, one day, Amos stays home sick, and those same friends decide to come pay him a visit.
  Emackay24 | Mar 16, 2015 |
This is an unbelievably charming story. Phillip Stead gives each animal their own little quirk with Amos and knows when to let the story speak for itself. Erin Stead's illustrations are magnificent. There is an inherent sweetness to each of her characters that is further emphasized by the soft outlines and pastels they are drawn with. The personalities of whimsical Amos, the shy penguin, and the thoughtful rhinoceros shine through each page and the understated backgrounds only enhance this.
  jlange4 | Mar 15, 2015 |
The moral of the story is it's great to have friends because you never know when you're going to need them or when they're going to need you.
  JoseJay | Mar 15, 2015 |
What a wonderful book about friendship. Amos is a good friend to all of his zoo friends and the day he is sick and does not make it to work all of his friends come and visit him. This story easily conveys the rewards of being a thoughtful and generous person in regards to kindness and time. ( )
  mhilary | Mar 15, 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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