Sick days are not fun---but if your friends come to visit that’s another story! Philip and Erin Stead, an author-illustrator team, have created a cozy bedtime read aloud which helps little readers experience gentle friendships and acts of kindness performed by Amos, an elderly zoo-keeper and his animal friends. Even the youngest reader will understand the message of this lovely picture book. Tender images fill each page as an array of animals come to Amos’s bedside because he is sick. “Hooray! My good friends are here!” Erin Stead’s beautiful illustrations are made by hand using woodblocks and pencil. Her delicate sketches and tiny, little details make readers say “Oh,look…!” Just take a peek at the page where they are “sharing a pot of tea.” This is Erin E. Stead’s first illustrated children’s book (2010) which was rewarded with the Caldecott Medal. (2011)
Do you have the sniffles and sneezes? I’m so sorry you’re sick. Here’s just the book for you. Feel better, I love you. (Follow the little mouse, so cute!)
I’m sorry you’re sick. When I read this book it made me think of your friend who came to see you this week. You love your friends and I love you!
Get better fast,
Thanks for all you do for the students, (our team) (co-workers). Sorry you’ve been so sick! Miss you lots,
Get better - and enjoy this cup of tea.
Gift with: box of tissues, herbal teas selection, stuffed animal, or card game.
Give to: a sick child, grandchild, co-worker, teacher, veterinarian, animal lover, or neighbor who looks after others.
Occasion: when a loved on is sick.
Written By Philip C. Stead
Illustrated By Erin E. Stead