A Sick Day for Amos McGee
The Best Sick Day Ever and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the... show more
The Best Sick Day Ever and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.
Publish date: May 25th 2010
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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When a zoo keeper named Amos McGee has to take a sick day his animal friends go to visit and help him the way that he always helps them. The book goes through Amos McGee's daily routine and the animals reactions and actions the day Amos does not come into work. This is such sweet book that shows the...
This book brings me to the critique of the ALA award system. I realize that the committee is not compelled to give an award if they don't think there was a great book that year, but I'd really like to see an award with medium-range scope. 3-5 years instead of every year. I don't think this book is g...
I felt certain I wasn't going to be wowed by this book after all the hype, but it snuck up on me and WOW! Sweet, gentle, timeless, simple, classic, elegant, funny, wise, charming - I could go on and on. I love pretty much everything about this book.
1/17/2011 ** When I first skimmed through this book, I was disappointed that it had won the Caldecott while my recent favorite, JIMI SOUNDS LIKE a RAINBOW, didn't even get an honorable mention on any of the lists. However, a closer read revealed why it won. This book feels like a throw-back to GOO...
I wasn't impressed by this year's Caldecott winner. The illustrations are lovely but the story isn't interesting. Make Way for Ducklings remains the book to live up to for me, and this isn't even in the same county. It's fanciful, sure, but believable? Not for me. It's also so quiet that I wonder a...