A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Stead, Philip C.
Philip C. Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee -- Philip C. Stead

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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.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

Author: Philip C. Stead
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Published: 05/25/2010
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.74lbs
Size: 8.60h x 9.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781596434028
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 135897 / Sick Day for Amos McGee

Award: Monarch Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Golden Archer Award - Nominee
Award: Caldecott Medal - Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist
Award: Charlotte Zolotow Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 04/15/2010
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2010 pg. 72
Booklist 05/01/2010 pg. 92
School Library Journal 05/01/2010 pg. 92
Publishers Weekly 05/10/2010 pg. 1
New York Times Book Review 11/07/2010 pg. 34
Kirkus Best Children's Books 11/15/2010 pg. 152
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above Average
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/08/2010 pg. 32
BookPage 06/01/2010

About the Author
Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead won the Caldecott Medal for A Sick Day for Amos McGee, their first book together. Philip is also the author and illustrator of Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast. They divide their time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.