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A Sick Day For Amos McGee (2010)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee (2010)

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1596434023 (ISBN13: 9781596434028)
Roaring Brook Press

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Throughout the duration of this story I noticed that the texture of the characters were very somberly visible. Each character had a dimmed complexion that was filled with penciled detail. This included everything from the scenery, to the background of Mr. McGees bedroom and so forth. I thought this book was wonderfully illustrated in how the climax of the story was centered around the relationships that the animals shared with Amos. In finishing the story it was so enjoyable to see that they all came to his bedside while he was feeling sick for his own comfort. I would use this in my classroom during an English lesson where the students would be required to describe a relationship that they share with someone, and some one the characteristics of that relationship. (what they do for fun, what they do if one of them is hurt, mad, sad, or sick etc.)Stead, P. & Stead, E. (2012). A Sick Day for Amos McGee. New York: Roaring Brook Press. Book Information:The genre of this book is comedy and humor. The reading level is ages 5-7 and is grade level 3.Summary:Amos McGee is a man who goes to the zoo every day to see his friends the elephant, penguin, rhino, tortoise, and owl. He plays chess with the elephant, sits with the penguin, wipes the rhino’s runny nose, runs races with the tortoise, and reads to the owl. When Amos does not show up to the zoo one day because he is sick his friends from the zoo come to him. They do everything that Amos likes to do, which happen to be the same things Amos does with the animals everyday at the zoo. At the end they all fall asleep and plan on catching the bus to the zoo the next morning. The illustrations look like sketches that are very detailed. When you look at the face of Amos and every animal and every background of every picture you see such great detail. Some things are colored and other things are black and white. But every drawing has an enormous amount of detail.Instructional information:This book would be a great tool to use when doing a lesson on animals. Since this book is about a zoo and many different animals you could read the book to the class and each animal that the author talks about students can write down things that that animal usually looks like, behaves, and eats.Contextual Information:The theme of this book is friendship and is written for both genders. Overall, this book does not address a certain ethnicity, but it does have a character that is very old. The thing that I liked most about this book is the illustrations because I have never seen illustrations like the ones in this book. Stead, P., & Stead, E. (2010). A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Caldecott Medal 2011). New York: Roaring Brook Press.

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