A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee is a timeless picture book you will want to read aloud again and again. 

The book tells the story of Amos McGee, a zookeeper who has bonded with the animals he cares for and who come and visit him one day when he gets sick. A gentle story about friendship and helping others.

You'll see how every day Amos 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.

  • 32 pages, hardcover
  • Winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal
  • Written by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead