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A Sick Day for Amos McGee



by
Philip C. Stead
illustrated by
Erin E. Stead

Edition
-
Publisher
Roaring Brook
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781596434028

Awards and Honors
2011 Caldecott Medal Winner; 2011 Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book; 2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Younger Readers; Children's Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Children's Choices - Best Books of 2011, Under age 5; Kirkus Reviews 2010 Best Children’s Books; Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books 2010, Picture Books; NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010
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JLG Category

Primary

Amos McGee has plenty to do at his job at City Zoo. Still, he always makes time to play chess with the elephant, run races with the tortoise, and read stories with the owl. One morning, Amos wakes up sick and can't make it to work. Luckily for him, a day at home does not mean a day without friends. Full-color illustrations done with woodblock printing techniques and pencil.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

9 1/4" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

3: points 0.5

Lexile

AD580L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2010

Book Genres


Topics

Zookeepers. Zoo animals. Friendship. Being sick. Caring for a sick friend.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal

Junior Library Guild


• A charming, understated story about friendship that begins with a seemingly ordinary scene of a man getting ready for work and unfolds to an unexpected world where animals play chess and ride buses.
• Erin E. Stead uses color sparingly in her lovely illustrations, drawing the eye to specific elements on each page. The wonderfully drawn, expressive faces showcase the characters’ gentle and thoughtful personalities.
• Observant readers will find many other delightful details in the artwork, such as a mouse waiting at a tiny bus stop and a balloon that appears throughout the book.

Horn Book

Every day kindly zookeeper Amos McGee plays chess with the elephant, keeps the penguin company, reads stories to the owl, etc. When Amos stays home one day, his friends have just the right medicine: they make time to visit their pal. The attentively detailed pencil and woodblock illustrations reveal character and enhance the cozy mood of the gentle text.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild


• A charming, understated story about friendship that begins with a seemingly ordinary scene of a man getting ready for work and unfolds to an unexpected world where animals play chess and ride buses.
• Erin E. Stead uses color sparingly in her lovely illustrations, drawing the eye to specific elements on each page. The wonderfully drawn, expressive faces showcase the characters’ gentle and thoughtful personalities.
• Observant readers will find many other delightful details in the artwork, such as a mouse waiting at a tiny bus stop and a balloon that appears throughout the book.

Horn Book

Every day kindly zookeeper Amos McGee plays chess with the elephant, keeps the penguin company, reads stories to the owl, etc. When Amos stays home one day, his friends have just the right medicine: they make time to visit their pal. The attentively detailed pencil and woodblock illustrations reveal character and enhance the cozy mood of the gentle text.

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