A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Tess Goldwasser, aka Ms. Tess, is a blogger at the Kid's Book Blog, which is a readers advisory blog updated and maintained by the children's staff of St. Mary's County Library in Maryland. She's a children's librarian, and she's also a Round II judge in Fiction Picture Books this year.

SickDayAmosMcGee Back in December, Tess reviewed what she deemed her favorite picture book of the year: Cybils finalist A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. This story of Amos McGee and his devoted animal friends at the zoo is a gentle and heartwarming tale, sweetly illustrated with soft colors. Says Tess:

I would argue this endearing tale of cross-species friendship and devotion is impossible not to love, so do you and your little one a favor and check it out today!

Read the full review here.