Author Heather Lang recommends A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. “I adore this charming book about friendship and loyalty. The illustrations add so much humor and depth to the gentle story of a warm-hearted zookeeper who has to take a sick day, leaving the animals missing their friend. From the thoughtful elephant to the owl who’s afraid of the dark, each animal has its own special bond with Amos. My personal favorite is the shy penguin, who sits quietly at the end of the bed, keeping Amos’ feet warm.”
A Sick Day for Amos McGee (Roaring Brook Press, 2010) is recommended for ages 2-7.
Be sure to check out these books by Heather Lang: Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion, illustrated by Floyd Cooper (Boyds Mills Press, 2012); The Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall, illustrated by Suzanne Beaky (Albert Whitman, 2015); and Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine, illustrated by Raúl Colón (Calkins Creek, 2016).
Learn more at HeatherLangBooks.com.