A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip and Erin Stead

2011 Caldecott Medal Award

Bibliographic Information:  Stead, P. C., & Stead, E. E. (2010). A Sick Day for Amos McGee. New York, NY: Roaring Brook.

Annotation:  Amos McGee was a zoo keeper and everyday he would attend to the animals.  One day, Amos was sick and couldn’t go into work.  The animals were missing him, when they realized, what if they visit Amos.  When the animals arrived, Amos was happy to see them and spend the whole day enjoying the animals company.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level:  Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Interested Readers:  This book could interest many readers based on the cuteness of the animals and the friendly atmosphere.  Readers who are interested in animals, zoos and caring for others could be interested in this book as well.

Personal Response and Rating:  I thought this book was a cute book, filled with detailed illustrations and a good story.  I enjoyed the message of friendship and sticking with someone when they are sick.  Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would give this book a 5/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  Why would Amos McGee read the book to the Owl?