A Sick Day for Amos McGee

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

You might not expect to see an owl with glasses, a rhino with a scarf, a penguin with socks, or an elephant sitting on a chair, but that is exactly what Amos McGee sees when he heads to the Zoo. He takes care of them there. The animals expect him everyday until one day, he doesn’t show up. The animals eventually find Amos, who is stuck at home stick, and they do just as much for Amos as he does for them. Friends rely on each other, especially when things get hard...

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Ideas are All Around

Ideas are All Around

Philip C. Stead combines mono prints, collage, and Polaroid photographs in Ideas are All Around. The narrator, a young child, takes a walk with his dog and sees all kinds of things around him in nature. He also “takes a walk” with his typewriter across the page. He isn’t sure what to write about, until he sees shapes in the clouds and his neighbor sees a horse in some accidentally spilled blue paint. After these experiences he realizes that he actually has lots of ideas, he just has to figure out what to do with them...

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