Sick Day (I Like to Read) (Hardcover)

By David McPhail

Holiday House, 9780823424245, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2013)

List Price: 14.95*
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Loving friendships and caring for loved ones are the subjects of this poignant, easy-to-read picture book. When Boy gets sick, family and friends try to help him get well. Mom brings soup. Dog brings a bone, and Bird brings pizza. Though he declines the bone and the pizza, Boy gets well. But now his friends are sick. And now 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 young readers. An I Like to Read® book, Guided Reading Level D.

About the Author

David McPhail has written and illustrated many books for children, including Crash! The Cat, Andrew Draws, and Boy, Bird, and Dog. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

Praise For Sick Day (I Like to Read)

"McPhail's warm illustrations capture happy and sad emotions beautifully, but what's best here is the sweet relationship between the trio."—Booklist
"Simple declarative sentences, understated humor, and emotive ink-and-watercolor illustrations make this a tender pick for beginning readers."—Publishers Weekly
"Designed in picture-book format but with controlled vocabulary, this title and others in the series could be a welcome change of pace for emerging readers."—School Library Journal
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year