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A Look Inside A Sick Day for Amos McGee
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|"Hooray! My friends are here!"||Taking the bus to see Amos|
|The elephant prepared a game of chess.||The penguin sat quietly, keeping Amos's feet warm.|
Kindergarten-Grade 2—Amos McGee, an elderly man who works at the zoo, finds time each day for five special friends. With empathy and understanding he gives the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl the attention they need. One morning, Amos wakes up with a bad cold and stays home in bed. His friends wait patiently and then leave the zoo to visit him. Their trip mirrors his daily bus ride to the zoo and spans three nearly wordless spreads. Amos, sitting up in bed, clasps his hands in delight when his friends arrive. The elephant plays chess with him, and the tortoise plays hide-and-seek. The penguin keeps Amos's feet warm, while the rhinoceros offers a handkerchief when Amos sneezes. They all share a pot of tea. Then the owl, knowing that Amos is afraid of the dark, reads a bedtime story as the other animals listen. They all sleep in Amos's room the rest of the night. The artwork in this quiet tale of good deeds rewarded uses woodblock-printing techniques, soft flat colors, and occasional bits of red. Illustrations are positioned on the white space to move the tale along and underscore the bonds of friendship and loyalty. Whether read individually or shared, this gentle story will resonate with youngsters.—Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN
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What a great book for 1st graders. Entertaining and thought provoking. Its about friends and about how we can be the space for others to feel acknowledged and appreciated.Published 20 days ago by John
This is a sweet story with beautiful illustrations. One of our favorites.Published 1 month ago by Beth Malcom
This is probably the fourth or fifth time I have purchased this book as a gift for a child. This book will really speak to the heart of a very young child. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bookworm!
This is a great story, for day or for bedtime! It's a lovely story about friendship. Amos McGee works at the zoo, and he always makes time for his friends (elephant, owl, penguin,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jenk
This is the sweetest little book. It's best for a one-to-one reading, lap preferably, because of the delicate, detailed illustrations. A story about compassion and friendship.Published 2 months ago by MadKate