A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

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…

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Praise

  • “Newcomer Erin Stead’s elegant woodblock prints, breathtaking in their delicacy, contribute to the story’s tranquility and draw subtle elements to viewers’ attention.”

    Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

  • “Erin E. Stead’s beautifully wrought woodblock prints and pencil work create almost painfully expressive characters…This gentle, ultimately warm story acknowledges the care and reciprocity behind all good friendships.”

    Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

  • “Winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.”

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