Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.45 × 8.66 × 0.39 in
Published: May 25, 2010
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1596434023
ISBN - 13: 9781596434028
About the Book
In this Junior Library Guild selection, Amos McGee is too sick to make it to the zoo, so his animal friends decide to return the favor and visit him, making it the best sick day ever. Full color.
From the Publisher
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
A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a 2011 Bank Street -
Best Children''s Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011
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.
"Observant readers will notice tiny surprises hidden in plain sight: a red balloon, a tiny mouse and sparrow popping up here and there in the story. Erin E. Stead, the illustrator, overlays her pencil sketches with gentle tones of pink, peach, blue and green, and bright red spots that belie the deceptive ordinariness of the text." – The New York Times Book Review “Thick, creamy paper and a muted palette add to the gentle resonance of a story that ends with everyone tucked in at last for a sweet night''s sleep.” – Washington Post “It''s hard to believe that this is Erin Stead''s first children''s book-her woodcut and oil-ink artwork is so warmly appealing that she seems like an old pro.” — Time Out New York Kids “ Here is a book that exemplifies that happy combination where words and pictures carry equal weight and yet somehow create a whole that defies arithmetic.” — BookPage “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 "Erin Stead''s attentively detailed pencil and woodblock ill