Philip C. Stead's A Sick Day For Amos Mcgee

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Philip C. Stead wrote A Sick Day for Amos McGee in such a way that all audiences can read and enjoy. Erin Stead, who is the author’s wife, creates pictures of zoo animals and an old man’s relationship with them using woodblock printings. I love that these illustrations use specific colors to convey a message of realism and fantasy. For example, the grays provide depth and realism to these characters, while the actual colors provide a soft texture to the anthropomorphic characters and objects. The drawings deliver more than the actual words themselves. It is a carefully detailed book that shares the message of treating others how one would like to be treated. What I observed is how the pages are generally black and white with gentle hues of
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