A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
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.
Teaching Resources: A Sick Day for Amos McGee
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- Brightly: Meet the Illustrator: Erin E. Stead
- Erin E. Stead Official Website
- Illinois School Library Media Association: A Sick Day for Amos McGee Discussion Question and Activities
- Macmillan Publisher A Sick Day for Amos McGee Teacher Guide
- The MailBox: A Sick Day for Amos McGee Reading Ideas
- Philip C. Stead Official Website
- Publishers Weekly: Life After the Caldecott: Erin and Philip Stead
- Reading is Fundamental: A Sick Day for Amos McGee Book Activities
- Reading is Fundamental: A Sick Day for Amos McGee Teacher’s Guide
- Teaching Children Philosophy: Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
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