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Saturday 27 August 2011

Review: A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Amos McGee wakes each morning and dons his zoo keeper uniform. He makes his oatmeal and tea (with two sugars), and catches the number five bus to the City Zoo.

When he gets there, he visits his friends. He plays chess with the elephant, runs races with the tortoise, lends a hanky to the rhino.

He keeps company with the penguin and reads to the owl (who just happens to be afraid of the dark) but when one day Amos wakes with a shocking cold, unable to go to work, just how will his friends cope?

This gorgeous, simple story of friendship will not fail to make even the most hardened critic smile. The illustrations are truly beautiful, poignant and heart-melting - perfectly complementing the text.

A modern classic.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee is the winner of the US Caldecott Medal for the most prestigious picture book of the year.

Title: A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Author: Philip C Stead 
Illustrator: Erin E Stead
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: August 2011
ISBN: 9781742377797
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book