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Katie Caught a Cold (A Dr. Hippo Story) Hardcover – October 1, 2005

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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.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: A Dr. Hippo Story
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: The Hippocratic Press; Har/Bklt edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097535163X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975351635
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.4 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,665,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Katie the polar bear is excited to be skating in the Ice Show. But a few days before the big event, she comes down with a cold. She doesn't have a fever, but she's sneezing a lot. Will she be better soon so she can skate?

In Katie Caught a Cold, Dr. Cowan shows kids and parents the best way to treat a common cold. She explains why antibiotics are almost always unnecessary and over-the-counter medications don't help. Her advice for a quick recovery is rest and fluids.

The story is beautifully illustrated by Katy Bratun, and also includes a guide for parents in conquering the common cold. I highly recommend this cute and informative story for all families with young children.

Reviewer: Alice Berger, Bergers Book Reviews
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Dr. Hippo continues with his warm and reassuring ways, ultimately teaching Katie's mom (and readers) about appropriate management of common colds. My own 3 year old daughter has bumped this Dr. Hippo story to #1 on the reading list--she loves the beautiful illustrations and looks for clues from the other Dr. Hippo books throughout (keep an eye open for Eddie the Elephant!). Parents and kids will really enjoy this one!
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I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE the Dr. Hippo series of books! They are a must have for any parent or those who care for young children.

The stories are easy to read and understand for children. The artwork is colorful, cheery and adoable.

I found the parent information section in the back pocket a must have. I learn a lot about everyday ailments that I never knew before.

I love these books!
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