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.
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"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.