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)
Comments: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!