A Sick Day For Amos McGee
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.
2011 Caldecott Medal Winner
NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010
A sweet story of friendship and kindness that is filled with beautiful illustrations. It is a fun way to talk to children about the importance of being a good friend and helping others in need. My kids all loved it and wanted to hear it again. The overall message, that kindnesses don’t go unnoticed, led to a talk about how the animals did for Amos what he usually did for them and how it must have made him feel good to be cared for. -Stephanie, Pre-K teacher and mom of 2 girls, Virginia Beach, VA