Amos, who spends time with the animals at the zoo everyday, learns the true meaning of friendship when he is too sick to make it to the zoo and the animals come calling to cheer him up. Jr Lib Guild.
Amos McGee loves his job as zookeeper at City Zoo. He enjoys a routine that takes him there at the same each and every day, and loves spending extra time with the animals to play chess with the elephant or help the rhino blow its nose. But one morning, he doesn't show up, he's at home sick. Unable to imagine a day without their zookeeper, the animals head over to his house to take care of him. With touching, detailed illustrations and charming text. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a 2010 Best Illustrated Children's Book. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Children's Books for 2010.
- Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Social Issues / Friendship, General, Animals / Zoos
- Roaring Brook
- March 14, 2013
- May 25, 2010
- Philip Christian Stead
- Erin Stead