From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—These kid-friendly stories illustrate symptoms and describe appropriate medical treatment for common childhood ailments. In the first title, Katie, a bear, is sneezing and sniffling and cannot practice for the ice-skating show. In Fever
, little Peeper, a frog, is excited about the special picnic, but is not allowed to attend because he has a fever. Finally, Sadie, a giraffe, is preparing to go to the school fair but develops a sore throat. In each book, the protagonist's mother consults Dr. Hippo, a pediatrician. The bright, colorful illustrations depict comfortable home settings. Though the stories are formulaic and idealize doctor-patient relationships, they clearly describe the conditions and offer kids and caregivers suitable medical advice. A pamphlet for parents is included on the inside back cover.—Kristen Frey, Rocky River Public Library, OH
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"Katie is a beautifully illustrated story filled with wisdom both about colds and about the intelligent use of antibiotics." --Paul A. Offit, M.D., Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
"An adorable story that illustrates the importance of patience and TLC when treating the common cold. Fun and informative!" --Kathi J. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H.,Author, The Holistic Pediatrician (2nd edition, Quill,2002) Professor, Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.