When was the last time you called in sick? In this short picture book written by Philip Stead and illustrated by his wife Erin Stead – Amos McGee, the zookeeper who takes care of the animals and really cares for them, has some surprise visitors when he takes a sick day.
My favorite page has all the animals on the number five bus on the way to Amos’s house.
“But Frederick”, they said, “you are a poet!”
For more Caldecott winners: List of Caldecott Winners Since 1938