Title: A Sick Day For Amos McGee By: Phillip Stead

Theme Paper Book


Stead, P. C., & Stead, E. E. (2010). A sick day for amos McGee (1st ed.). New York: Roaring Brook.

Short Summary: This book is about a man named Amos, who goes to a zoo to visit, and play with his animals friends everyday. However, one day he was so sick to come to the zoo, and the animals knew something was wrong. They got on a bus, and went to his house to play, and take care of him.

Grade Level: 1-5

Genre: Fiction

Intended Readers: This is a funny book to read to students who love animal books. Also a great book to test comprehension, and see if the students know the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Personal Response: I loved this book, and I thought the illustrations were cute, and funny. I read this book to some students for my literacy group, and they loved when the animals rode the bus. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Text Dependent Question: What were the different types of animals that visited Amos at his house?