A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee
  • Philip C. Stead
  • English
  • 01 May 2019
  • 1596434023

About the Author: Philip C. Stead

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee Amos McGee, A Friendly Zookeeper, Always Made Time To Visit His Good Friends The Elephant, The Tortoise, The Penguin, The Rhinoceros, And The OwlBut 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 GuestsPhilip C Stead S Gently Humorous Tale Of Friendship And Dedication Is Illustrated By His Wife Erin E Stead S Elegant Drawings, Embellished With Subtle Hints Of Color

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10 thoughts on “A Sick Day for Amos McGee

  1. Kelli says:

    This may be my favorite picture book for children This is destined to be a classic It is a soft, gentle story of friendship between a kindly zookeeper and his animal friends Beautifully illustrated, every page contains subtleties in it s classically rendered scenes There is a softness that translates in every image, a kindness in every creature and this is not lost on my children We have read this dozens of times and they always point out different thingssometimes funny, sometimes sweet This may be my favorite picture book for children This is destined to be a classic It is a soft, gentle story of friendship between a kindly zookeeper and his animal friends Beautifully illustrated, every page contains subtleties in it s classically rendered scenes There is a softness that translates in every image, a kindness in every creature and this is not lost on my children We have read this dozens of times and they always point out different thingssometimes funny, sometimes sweet It feels old fashioned and timeless Just stunning 5 stars every time

  2. Manybooks says:

    Husband and wife team Philip C and Erin E Stead s A Sick Day for Amos McGee is sweetly and basically a glowing and softly intense tale of friendship between zookeeper Amos McGee and a diverse group of zoo animals and that the most simple acts of kindness, of sweetness and understanding are often, are usually the most healing, and sustaining while confined at home and in bed due to a nasty flu like cold, Amos McGee almost immediately begins to rally and feel better when his zoo animal friend Husband and wife team Philip C and Erin E Stead s A Sick Day for Amos McGee is sweetly and basically a glowing and softly intense tale of friendship between zookeeper Amos McGee and a diverse group of zoo animals and that the most simple acts of kindness, of sweetness and understanding are often, are usually the most healing, and sustaining while confined at home and in bed due to a nasty flu like cold, Amos McGee almost immediately begins to rally and feel better when his zoo animal friends visit to cheer him up, not with medicines, not with health care advice, but with games of cards and simply being there for him during his hours of need, during his sick day And truth be told, I am actually rather pleasantly surprised at how much I have both enjoyed A Sick Day for Amos McGee and appreciated the sweet but delicately, lovingly presented messages of the importance of friendship, of being there for others, of reciprocating care and support by providing your own if when required, even if this is not specifically being demanded, being asked for mostly due to the fact that A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a story about a zookeeper and the zoo animals under his care, asoften than not, stories about zoos do tend to rub me the proverbially wrong way Text and images work marvellously and gracefully together like a beautifully spinning and well oiled machine both Philip C Stead s caressingly gentle narrative and Erin E Stead s simple but minutely expressive accompanying illustrations perform a joyous dance and celebration of friendship and of knowing what friends and acquaintances desire and require to be cheered, to be content, to be helped and sustained Most highly recommended, and definitely a worthy recipient of the Caldecott Medal it was awarded, A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a sweet read for any time, but is due to its themes and contents also a perfect pick me up during times of flu and cold like illnesses, during times of affliction, and of course always a glowing paean to friendship in all its diverse forms and manifestations

  3. Betsy says:

    Sometimes children s book reviewers bandy about the term classic like it was a verbal shuttlecock There s nothing that raises the savvy readers eyebrows faster than to see some wordsmith drooling profusely over a new classic or a book merely destined to become a classic Even worse is when they start calling a book old fashioned Nine times out of then what they re talking about is the fact that the book parrots some picture book title of the past That s the crazy thing about A Sick D Sometimes children s book reviewers bandy about the term classic like it was a verbal shuttlecock There s nothing that raises the savvy readers eyebrows faster than to see some wordsmith drooling profusely over a new classic or a book merely destined to become a classic Even worse is when they start calling a book old fashioned Nine times out of then what they re talking about is the fact that the book parrots some picture book title of the past That s the crazy thing about A Sick Day for Amos McGee It doesn t parrot anyone, and when you read it you feel like you ve know the book your whole life Could have been written last year, ten years ago, or fifty Doesn t matter because the word timeless may as well be stamped all over each and every doggone page If you want to give a child a book that will remain with them always and lead to decades of folks growing up and desperately trying to relocate it with the children s librarians of the future this is the one that you want Marvelous.Each morning it s the same Amos McGee gets out of bed, puts on his uniform, and goes to his job as zookeeper in the City Zoo Amos takes his job very seriously He always makes sure to play chess with the elephant, run races with the tortoise, sit quietly with the penguin, blow the rhino s runny nose, and tell stories to the owl at dusk Then one day Amos wakes up sick and has to stay in bed The animals, bereft of his presence, decide something must be done So they pick themselves up and take the bus to Amos s house to keep him company for a change And after everyone helps him out, Amos reads them all a story and each one of them tucks in for the night.It s strange to think that author Philip Stead wrote both this and last year s Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast Not that the latter was a bad book or anything, mind you, but that was a case where the protagonist had to be a perpetual crankypants The character of Amos simply couldn t bedifferent He s like a cross between your favorite grandpa and Mr Rogers I read through this book several times to get down the cadence of Mr Stead s wordplay too He s prone to terms like amble He parallels Amos s activities in the first half with similar activities with the animals are taking care of him in the second He knows when to leave sections wordless And at the end, the goodnight section sort of makes this an ideal bedtime book for small fry Practically invokes Goodnight Moon it does.There s definitely a Sebastian Meschenmoser quality to this book a statement that is going to be understood by approximately three people out there Meschenmoser is a German illustrator who has written titles like Learning to Fly and Waiting for Winter Erin Stead s style is similar partly because there is a common humanity to every animal she draws It s not just the anthropomorphic details, like a penguin in socks an animal Meschenmoser shares an affection for It s deeper than that Look at this cover and then stare deep into that elephant s eyes There are layers to that elephant That elephant has seen things in its day and has come out the wiser for it It could tell you stories that would curl your hair or make you laugh till it hurt That s what I see when I look at a Stead animal I see a creature that has had a rich full life, and all because of how she has chosen to put pencil woodblock to paper Amos McGee himself could not be any better You love him from the moment he stretches in his pajamas Everyone here, from the owl to the tortoise is someone you believe in Add onto all that the little tiny details as well How Amos and the penguin sit and stand together, ankles turned inward The fate of the penguin s red balloon Where Mr McGee s teddy bear is at any given time The portrait of the penguin in the home The rabbit reading a newspaper on the bus And then there s the penultimate spread where the animals gather around Amos as he gets ready to go to bed His left foot rest gently against the rhino s nose, his left hand on the elephant s trunk Very simple, natural, affectionate touches You notice them, but you don t That s the charm.So there s the content Now look at the actual art and design According to the bookflap, Erin creates her illustrations by hand using woodblock printing techniques and pencil That s impressive in and of itself, but I think the use of color is fascinating Ms Stead is sparing On the one hand, you re never able to identify the book s exact year On the other, you know in the back of your brain that if the publisher wanted to use all the colors of the rainbow, they could You could also read the book several times before you noticed the elaborate flower design that ties the horizon in place behind the runny nosed rhino Little touches, but necessary.Husband and wife author illustrator teams emerge once in a while, but they don t always have the golden touch That the Steads not only have it but are also willing to use it as a force for good instead of evil is gratifying It s also gratifying to think that maybe we ll see them dobooks in the future I d like that I d like that very much, and I m wagering that a whole generation of children reading and loving this book are going to like it as well Here, I ll make it simple for you Need to buy a picture book for a kid between the ages of four and eight Buy this one There you go Problem solved.For ages 4 8

  4. Lisa Vegan says:

    I was sure I d dock at least one star from my rating of this book because a zoo features prominently in the story, and I hate zoos Huge thumbs down on zoos from me But this story has enough fantastical elements that I ended up not being concerned with the over the top benign way this zoo, and its animals and zookeeper zoo worker, were presented.I love that Amos has a teddy bear, and I particularly love the relationships between Amos and the several of the animals who are in the story The illu I was sure I d dock at least one star from my rating of this book because a zoo features prominently in the story, and I hate zoos Huge thumbs down on zoos from me But this story has enough fantastical elements that I ended up not being concerned with the over the top benign way this zoo, and its animals and zookeeper zoo worker, were presented.I love that Amos has a teddy bear, and I particularly love the relationships between Amos and the several of the animals who are in the story The illustrations are so sweet, and have an old fashioned feel about them that I enjoyed I love the art style I enjoyed all the illustrations.Although there is a lot of humor, this is a very quiet story For that reason, and because of the last picture in the book, this might make a perfect bedtime story I think kids will find it funny but not overly stimulating

  5. Kathryn says:

    This 2010 debut is up for some awards and for good reason I think it s got a glorious classic feel in both the illustrations and the text it is just so gentle and yet full of humor and imagination and good heartedness and fun Amos McGee is the sort of old man that I admire so deeply one who has taken his old years as a blessing rather than a curse and who shares his time and his wisdom and kind heart with others In this case, he works at a zoo and spends time with each animal there, getti This 2010 debut is up for some awards and for good reason I think it s got a glorious classic feel in both the illustrations and the text it is just so gentle and yet full of humor and imagination and good heartedness and fun Amos McGee is the sort of old man that I admire so deeply one who has taken his old years as a blessing rather than a curse and who shares his time and his wisdom and kind heart with others In this case, he works at a zoo and spends time with each animal there, getting to know their personalities and interacting with them in ways that they find mutually beneficial But when Amos is too sick to come to work one day, the animals find a special way to help him feel better I read this book while I was sick with a nasty post Christmas cold and it cheered me no end Created by a husband and wife team be sure to check out the sooo cute dedication page this book is definitely one of my favorites of 2010 and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a sweet, gentle, humorous story about friendship

  6. LindaJ^ says:

    I bought this book as a gift for a youngster Of course I couldn t gift it unless I liked it so I had to read it It should be a classic, as the story is timeless Amos is elderly and works at the zoo, where he is friends with an elephant, a penguin, an owl, a turtle, and a hippo When he doesn t show up one day for work, the five animals get worried and take the bus to his house He is so glad to see them They take care of him and everyone is content The illustrations are absolutely beautiful I bought this book as a gift for a youngster Of course I couldn t gift it unless I liked it so I had to read it It should be a classic, as the story is timeless Amos is elderly and works at the zoo, where he is friends with an elephant, a penguin, an owl, a turtle, and a hippo When he doesn t show up one day for work, the five animals get worried and take the bus to his house He is so glad to see them They take care of him and everyone is content The illustrations are absolutely beautiful I hope the youngster likes it as much as this oldster

  7. Ale Rivero says:

    Los dibujos en esta historia son los que se llevan la corona, me encantan los peque os detalles que hacen a la ternura de la historia.El Sr McGee y sus amigos son muy lindos, obviamente, esto lo dice una amante de lo animales, jaja.Es divertido ver c mo todo el amor que Amos le da a sus amigos en el zool gico luego es retribuido cuando l se encuentra enfermo.Ciertas escenas me hicieron acordar a algunas cosas de los personajes de Madagascar, pero en este caso los animalitos son m s tranquis M Los dibujos en esta historia son los que se llevan la corona, me encantan los peque os detalles que hacen a la ternura de la historia.El Sr McGee y sus amigos son muy lindos, obviamente, esto lo dice una amante de lo animales, jaja.Es divertido ver c mo todo el amor que Amos le da a sus amigos en el zool gico luego es retribuido cuando l se encuentra enfermo.Ciertas escenas me hicieron acordar a algunas cosas de los personajes de Madagascar, pero en este caso los animalitos son m s tranquis Muy recomendable

  8. Laura says:

    This is the sweetest book, ever The illustrations are absolutely classic, right down to the red nose on Amos McGee This is one of those books you just have to hug.

  9. Natalie says:

    My daughter read A Sick Day for Amos McGee aloud to me before she went to sleep and it was a treat for both of us I love stories for children where older characters retain a child like quality of bonhomie and easy camaraderie Amos has both which makes him irresistible to me The structure of this book is really comforting too, a there and back again plot where the protagonist goes on a journey wherein the reader is introduced to everyone worth knowing and then they are separated but not for lo My daughter read A Sick Day for Amos McGee aloud to me before she went to sleep and it was a treat for both of us I love stories for children where older characters retain a child like quality of bonhomie and easy camaraderie Amos has both which makes him irresistible to me The structure of this book is really comforting too, a there and back again plot where the protagonist goes on a journey wherein the reader is introduced to everyone worth knowing and then they are separated but not for long because as one person can bring joy to others throughout their day, so too can a group of friends unite to bring one special person comfort and pleasure together This is that sort of book See above for an interior view of the book from publisher, Roaring Broook s site The way award winning illustrator Erin Stead makes her pictures is the icing on the cake a labor intensive process of block printing the backdrops major features before completing detailed illustrations on top of them She describes and illustrates her process really wonderfully in her blog I still think The Today Show is SICK breaking with tradition and having Snooki on instead of this year s Caldecott and Newbery award winners But I must confess I have never watched that show, so eventually I should get over it after a fewhealthy rants If it had been an important show, like say Mutual of Omaha s Wild Kingdom, or a Columbo Rerun, or maybe The Beekman Boys I might haveto bitch about But the principle of the scheduling choice is still kind of irritating But, what the Steads have made in their book A Sick Day for Amos McGee is enough to make anyone feel better about a lot of things

  10. Ann says:

    This book came to me highly recommended, and lived up to it all not an easy thing to do.This is an incredibly sweet, fantastical story about a zookeeper who spends his time with his good friends at the zoo and those friends are the animals, of course.He does all sorts of fun things like playing chess with the elephant or thoughtful things like sitting with the penguin who is shy and truly seems to have a bond and friendship with them.So, when Amos McGee doesn t come into work one day, This book came to me highly recommended, and lived up to it all not an easy thing to do.This is an incredibly sweet, fantastical story about a zookeeper who spends his time with his good friends at the zoo and those friends are the animals, of course.He does all sorts of fun things like playing chess with the elephant or thoughtful things like sitting with the penguin who is shy and truly seems to have a bond and friendship with them.So, when Amos McGee doesn t come into work one day, the animals all get together and do something nice for Amos in return.It s a wonderful story, and just fantastical enough to be funny and still touching and charming And the illustrations are so beautiful and wonderful and fun I highly suggest looking at them carefully for all the cute additions like the song bird wearing a tie.This has such a classic and timeless feel, I m sure it will delight readers and listeners of all ages Highly, HIGHLY recommended