Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Children's Book Review - A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Philip Christian Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee


Philip Christian Stead, Erin E. Stead (Ill)

Category: Children’s Picture Book

Synopsis: When Amos the zookeeper calls in sick, the zoo animals show up to tend to him.

Rating: *** (3-star scale)

I put off reading this one for a long time because I tend to avoid books that are health-related. I finally gave in, and, of course, I’m glad I did. There was little ado over the sickness and the compassion with which the animals responded—each with his own particular gift and personality—was a reflection of the gentleness with which Amos administers to them daily. Love is reflected in love.

This tender story was also funny and the illustrations are well-rendered and charming.

Would you recommend this to a friend?
Yes, enthusiastically!

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