A Sick Day for Amos McGee Tenth Anniversary Edition
PHILIP C. STEAD, ILLUSTRATED BY ERIN E. STEAD
A sumptuous new gift edition of the Caldecott Medal winning classic, which includes a cloth-bound slipcase and book.
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.
Written by Philip C. Stead with illustrations by Erin E. Stead, 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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“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.”
“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