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Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun
Pigs Make Me Sneeze by Mo Willems
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Railsea by China Miéville
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C Stead
Silent Music by James Rumford
So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? by Karla Kuskin
Steadfast Castle by Michael Swanwick
A Study in Scarlet by Ian Edginton
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
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Comments for A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee: 05/14/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)In A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C Stead won the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Amos McGee is an elderly zookeeper dedicated to his work. He loves his job and the zoo animals love him. The book is about a day when Amos can't go to work and what happens next.

Amos has a daily routine that involves chess with an elephant, a footrace with a tortoise and bedtime stories with an owl who is scared of the dark. When he has stay home with a cold, his animal friends come to repay the kindness and take care of him.

Erin Stead uses woodblocks and colored pencils in her illustrations which bring to mind the classic illustrations of earlier picture books. They fit the quiet mood of the story perfectly. Children will learn about the value of friendship and extended families.

I read this book originally for the materials for children ages 5 to 8 class I took during the Spring 2011 semester.

Four stars

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