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The Sick Day by Patricia MacLachlan

The Sick Day (1979)

by Patricia MacLachlan

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MacLachlan does know how to write for picture-books. And Jane Dyer's illustrations, soft and delicious, are the perfect complement. I love how Daddy's behavior is perfectly patient, despite his sighs of frustrations and fatigue. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
her father try to make her comfortable while sick
  susanoldchief | Jun 12, 2014 |
Age 3-5, ECE Classroom
  SWong4512 | Jun 1, 2014 |
Emily's father tries to help her feel as comfortable as possible during her sick day spent at home.

Ages: 4-5

Source: Pierce College
  StephanieVega | May 19, 2014 |
Age: 4,5
Source: ece classroom

Little girl gets sick and needs things that her dad needs to get for her and they end up bonding
  desertstorm | May 16, 2014 |
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With a stomachache in her head and a headache in her throat, not to mention a sore toe, Emily is definitely due for a sick day. Her work-at-home dad takes the day off to find her stuffed animals, put her hair in ponytails, search for the thermometer, and serve her broth with a plastic giraffe in it. Somehow, this ends up being a pretty fun day for Emily and her father, in spite of her having to "swallow up" and Father having to clean up. By the next day Emily is feeling well again--unfortunately, her faithful caregiver seems to have caught the bug now!

Parents and kids everywhere will recognize themselves in this classic from two renowned creators of children's books, Patricia MacLachlan (Sarah, Plain and Tall, a Newbery Medal winner) and Jane Dyer (Oh My Baby, Little One, by Kathi Appelt). Originally published in 1979, this reissue includes freshly updated watercolors from Dyer (the thermometer, when finally located, is digital). Warm, funny, and reassuring, The Sick Day is good for what ails you. It's sure to be a favorite once again with readers with or without tummy- and toe-aches. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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Emily's father takes care of everything the day she has a "stomach ache in her head."

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