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A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Hardcover) by Erin Stead

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 8.6 Inches (H) x 9.5 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)

Weight: .8 Pounds

Suggested Age: 4-8 Years

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Animals / Zoos, Social Issues / Friendship, Health + Daily Living / Diseases, General

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Author: Erin Stead

Language: English

Street Date: March 14, 2013
TCIN: 12274429
UPC: 9781596434028
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-3978
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



In this Junior Library Guild selection, Amos McGee is too sick to make it to the zoo, so his animal friends decide to return the favor and visit him, making it the best sick day ever. Full color.



Book Synopsis



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 by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.



Review Quotes



"Observant readers will notice tiny surprises hidden in plain sight: a red balloon, a tiny mouse and sparrow popping up here and there in the story. Erin E. Stead, the illustrator, overlays her pencil sketches with gentle tones of pink, peach, blue and green, and bright red spots that belie the deceptive ordinariness of the text." --The New York Times Book Review

"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 care and reciprocity behind all good friendships." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

"Erin Stead's attentively detailed pencil and woodblock illustrations reveal character and enhance the cozy mood of Philip Stead's gentle text." --Horn Book Magazine

"Whether read individually or shared, this gentle story will resonate with youngsters." --School Library Journal

"Like the story, the quiet pictures, rendered in pencil and woodblock color prints, are both tender and hilarious... The extension of the familiar pet-bonding theme will have great appeal, especially in the final images of the wild creatures snuggled up with Amos in his cozy home." --Booklist

"If you want to give a child a book that will remain with them always (and lead to decades of folks growing up and desperately trying to relocate it with the children's librarians of the future) this is the one that you want. Marvelous." --Fuse # 8 blog



About The Author



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.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8.75 inches length x 9.25 inches width x 0.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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