The 2011 Caldecott winner is!!!


A Sick Day for Amos McGee…..Just in case you missed it!!

Amos McGee, an elderly man who works at the zoo, finds time each day for five special friends. With empathy and understanding he gives the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl the attention they need. One morning, Amos wakes up with a bad cold and stays home in bed. His friends wait patiently and then leave the zoo to visit him. Their trip mirrors his daily bus ride to the zoo and spans three nearly wordless spreads. Amos, sitting up in bed, clasps his hands in delight when his friends arrive.


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5 Responses to “The 2011 Caldecott winner is!!!”

  1. sketched out Says:

    Such a charming book! Congratulations to the Steads!

  2. princesstomato Says:


  3. Tanja Bauerle Says:

    I love this book. So glad it won the Caldecott. Thank you for posting this. T.

  4. sjctenney Says:

    The illustrations look brilliant. Great simple shapes and colors, yet beautiful detail.

  5. princesstomato Says:

    By the way, I thought I should have Sick Day for Amos for my very own, and it is taking forEVER to get here. Amazon must have been buried with orders after the award was announced.

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