Amos McGee faithfully takes care of all of the animals at the zoo. He looks after the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the owl, and all the rest. All the animals love him, and it works out very well for everyone. Then one day, he wakes up with a cold and has to stay home. What will the animals do? They miss him! So they decide to take care of him as well as he has taken care of them. This is a very sweet book with interesting illustrations that seem to suit exactly who Amos McGee is. I had a strange moment while reading this book where the animals get on a bus, and I wondered how they had the bus fare for it - before I caught myself and let myself get back into the story. It's a great book to curl up with on a sick day.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Pssst! by Adam Rex
Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo by E.S. Redmond
Berenstain Bears Sick Days by Jan Berenstain