Why we love Amos

Sometimes a children’s book is so heart-warming it needs no greater purpose for reading than just to enjoy it. And sometimes you get lucky and a book is not only sweet, but perfect for that lesson you want to teach about characters! A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead, is one such book.

Each day Amos McGee goes to his job at the zoo. While there, Amos the zookeeper faithfully races the tortoise, reads to the owl, and even keeps a shy penguin company. Then one day, Amos gets sick and can’t make it to the zoo. In the end, the kindness Amos has shown each day is repaid to him by his animal friends who decide to pay him a visit.

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