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Sick Day

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Sick Day

by David McPhail
Illustrator(s): David McPhail
Paperback | Pages : 24
Size: 8 X 10 | USD $6.99
ISBN: 9780823429103 | Pub Date: 2013-09-01

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Hardcover, Ebook

Themes: Easy Readers, Friendship
Recommendations: A,PW,SLJ

About the Book

Loving friendships and caring for loved ones are the subjects of this poignant, easy-to-read picture book by author-illustrator David McPhail.

When the Boy gets sick, family and friends try to help him get well. Mom brings soup. The Dog brings a bone, and the Bird brings pizza. Though he declines the bone and the pizza, the Boy gets well. But now his friends are sick. And now the boy has a chance to help his friends recover.

Simple text and expressive illustrations tell a story of love and friendship that holds great meaning for its young readership.

David McPhail is a beloved author and illustrator of many books for children, including Boy, Bird, and Dog, which features the same characters that are in Sick Day. He lives in New Hampshire.


About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

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