A Sick Day for Amos McGee
By Philip C. Stead, Author & Erin E. Stead, Illustrator. The winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal is now a board book. Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends at the zoo. He'd play chess with the elephant and run races with the Tortoise (who never ever lost). He'd sit quietly with the shy penguin, lend a handkerchief to the rhinoceros with a runny nose, and read stories at sunset to the owl, who was afraid of the dark. But one day Amos comes down with a cold and can't make it to the zoo to see his friends. But don't worry, his friends know just what to do and soon they're at Amos' house comforting their sick pal. This gentle, big-hearted tale makes a perfect little board book for story time, bedtime, and anytime in between. For ages 1 and up.