Title: A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Author: Philip C. Stead
Illustrator: Erin E. Stead
Publisher: Macmillan (2010)
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper always found the time to visit his good friends in unique and compassionate ways. He would “run races with the tortoise (who never ever lost) … sit quietly with the penguin (who was very shy) … read stories to the owl (who was afraid of the dark).” One day, Amos wakes up with a cold and can’t make it into work. The animals return the favour by visiting him. Philip Stead and Erin E. Stead won the 2011 Caldecott Medal for this book.
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Macmillan Publisher A Sick Day for Amos McGee Teacher Guide
Reading is Fundamental: A Sick Day for Amos McGee Book Activities
Teaching Children Philosophy: Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
Illinois School Library Media Association: A Sick Day for Amos McGee Discussion Question and Activities
The MailBox: A Sick Day for Amos McGee Reading Ideas
Publishers Weekly: Life After the Caldecott: Erin and Philip Stead
Brightly: Meet the Illustrator: Erin E. Stead
Philip C. Stead Official Website
Erin E. Stead Official Website
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