A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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 up with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.

Philip C. Stead's gently humorous tale of friendship and dedication is illustrated by his wife Erin E. Stead's elegant drawings, embellished with subtle hints of color.

Title:A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781596434028
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    A Sick Day for Amos McGee Reviews

  • Calista

    We all loved this fun little book. Amos McGee works at the zoo and he takes such good care of the animals. They love him and one day he has a sick day and the animals miss him and they come to his hou...

  • Kelli

    This may be my favorite picture book for children. This is destined to be a classic. It is a soft, gentle story of friendship between a kindly zookeeper and his animal friends. Beautifully illustrated...

  • Betsy

    Sometimes children’s book reviewers bandy about the term “classic” like it was a verbal shuttlecock. There’s nothing that raises the savvy readers’ eyebrows faster than to see some wordsmith...

  • Manybooks

    Husband and wife team Philip C. and Erin E. Stead's A Sick Day for Amos McGee is sweetly and basically a glowing and softly intense tale of friendship (between zookeeper Amos McGee and a diverse group...

  • Lisa Vegan

    I was sure I’d dock at least one star from my rating of this book because a zoo features prominently in the story, and I hate zoos. Huge thumbs down on zoos from me. But this story has enough fantas...

  • Kathryn

    This 2010 debut is up for some awards and for good reason. I think it's got a glorious "classic" feel in both the illustrations and the text; it is just so gentle and yet full of humor and imagination...

  • carol.

    Zookeeper Amos is faithfully at the zoo every single day, taking care of the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. The story is very sweet. One day he doesn't show up and t...

  • LindaJ^

    I bought this book as a gift for a youngster. Of course I couldn't gift it unless I liked it so I had to read it. It should be a classic, as the story is timeless. Amos is elderly and works at the zoo...

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    I really disliked this book when it was published and was so disappointed when it won the Caldecott, but I still occasionally share it with kids, usually with positive results. There’s nothing terri...

  • Laura

    This is the sweetest book, ever. The illustrations are absolutely classic, right down to the red nose on Amos McGee. This is one of those books you just have to hug. ...