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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
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This book tells the story of Amos McGee, and his daily routines. He goes to the zoo everyday not only to work, but to see his friends. One day, he is sick, and must stay home. His friends are worried about him, so they decide to visit him at home, which makes him very happy. This award-winning picture book is a gentle reminder about what good friends do for each other. The illustrations have a quaint and quirky appeal to them. There is a subtle pop of color because it is used rarely, which is a nice change from all of the bright colors normally seen in picture books. The drawings themselves are also appealing due to the fact that they are done in pencil, and are not perfectly straight and seamless. It is also nice that there are about three spreads of pages without words on them, in order to offer a chance for readers to ask questions, perhaps make predictions about where the animals are going. This charming book will be a wonderful addition to any library. Highly recommended for readers ages 4 to 7.
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