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A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Contributor(s): Stead, Philip C. (Author), Stead, Erin E. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1596434023     ISBN-13: 9781596434028
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2010
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - Zoos
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2010281493
Age Level: 2-6
Grade Level: PreK-1
Lexile Measure: 760 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 9.5" W x 8.6" (0.74 lbs) 32 pages
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Monarch Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2013
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Up to Seven, 2011
Golden Archer Award, Nominee, Primary, 2012
Caldecott Medal, Winner, Picture Book, 2011
Cybils, Finalist, Fiction Picture Book, 2010
Charlotte Zolotow Award, Honor Book, Picture Book Text, 2011
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 04/15/2010
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2010 pg. 72
Booklist 05/01/2010 pg. 92
School Library Journal 05/01/2010 pg. 92
Publishers Weekly 05/10/2010 pg. 1
New York Times Book Review 11/07/2010 pg. 34
Kirkus Best Children's Books 11/15/2010 pg. 152
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above Average
Publishers Weekly Best Books 11/08/2010 pg. 32
BookPage 06/01/2010
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 135897
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:

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.

Contributor Bio(s): Stead, Philip C.: -

PHILIP C. STEAD is the author of the Caldecott Medal winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2010, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2010). Philip, also an artist, both wrote and illustrated his debut Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast (Roaring Brook Press, 2009), which was applauded by School Library Journal for "its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation." Philip lives with Erin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Stead, Erin E.: - Erin E. Stead has illustrated several children's books with her husband, Philip C. Stead. Their first picture book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, won the Caldecott Medal. She has also illustrated And Then It's Spring (written by Julie Fogliano) and contributed to Eric Carle's What's Your Favorite Animal? The Steads divide their time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.
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