Alicia Salazar

Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead

Sometimes we all need a friend to support us when we are down.

The Picture Book of the Week is Amos McGee Misses the Bus, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead.

About the Book:

In this second Amos McGee story, the main character is so excited to plan an outing for his friends that he can’t sleep. As a result, he is extremely tired the next day and misses the bus, loses his hat, and has trouble at his job. Fortunately, he has loving friends who help him out. Watch the trailer below:

Writing Exercise for students:

Amos McGee has worked hard to take care of the animals at the zoo for years. Now they love him and support him when he needs them. Think about your friends and how you help each other. Write about how you and your friends have helped each other.

K-5 Amos McGee Misses the Bus Writing Prompt Activities

K-5 Amos McGee Misses the Bus Writing Prompt Act SPANISH

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