A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Author(s): Philip C. Stead

Picture Books and Early Readers

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.


Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.


A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal.

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Winner of Caldecott Medal 2011. Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Up to Seven) 2011 and Cybils (Fiction Picture Book) 2010 and Charlotte Zolotow Award 2011. Short-listed for Monarch Award 2013 and Golden Archer Award (Primary) 2012.

�Thick, creamy paper and a muted palette add to the gentle resonance of a story that ends with everyone tucked in at last for a sweet night's sleep.� �"Washington"" Post
"�It's hard to believe that this is Erin Stead's first children's book-her woodcut and oil-ink artwork is so warmly appealing that she seems like an old pro.� �"Time Out New York Kids
""�"Here is a book that exemplifies that happy combination where words and pictures carry equal weight and yet somehow create a whole that defies arithmetic.� �"BookPage
"�Newcomer Erin Stead's elegant woodblock prints, breathtaking in their delicacy, contribute to the story's tranquility and draw subtle elements to viewers' attention.� �"Publishers Weekly, " STARRED review
"Erin E. Stead�s beautifully wrought woodblock prints and pencil work create almost painfully expressive characters...This gentle, ultimately warm story acknowledges the ca

Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead won the Caldecott Medal for "A Sick Day for Amos McGee," their first book together. Philip is also the author and illustrator of "Creamed Tuna Fish and" "Peas on Toast." They divide their time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9781596434028
  • : Roaring Brook Press
  • : First Second
  • : April 2010
  • : 224mm X 244mm X 12mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : Erin E. Stead
  • : en
  • : 32
  • : illustrations
  • : Philip C. Stead