Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

"A Sick Day for Amos McGee" by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Amos McGee is a zookeeper who has a lot of responsibilities but makes sure to pay special attention to his animal friends. He plays chess with the elephant, runs races with the tortoise, sits quietly with the penguin and lends his handkerchief to the rhino with the runny nose.

One day Amos was sick and could not go to the zoo.

"Meanwhile at the zoo. The animals waited for their friend. The elephant arranged his pawns and polished his castles. The tortoise stretched his legs and limbered up...'Where is Amos?' the animals wondered."

And his animal friends hopped on a bus and came to take care of him!