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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Title: A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Author: Philip C. Stead
CALDECOTT E STEAD
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always makes time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day—’Ah-choo!’—he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn’t make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.
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.