Written By Philip C. Stead And Illustrated By Erin E. Stead
Adapted For The Stage By Nicole B. Adkins
Text © 2010 By Philip Stead, Illustrations © 2010 By Erin Stead Published By Neal Porter Books / Roaring Brook Press
2011 Caldecott Medal Winner
Friendship can be the best medicine when you’re feeling blue. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
In this heart-warming story about the joys of friendship, zookeeper Amos McGee knows friends can come in all sorts of species, too. Every day, Amos visits his animal friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, caring for a particularly shy penguin, and reading stories to an owl. One day, Amos is too sick to visit his zoo friends, but, fortunately, the animals know just what to do.
Part of The Kindness Project.
Themes: Compassion, friendship, kindness
Recommended for grades K-2nd