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The Moose with Loose Poops (Dr. Hippo) Hardcover – December 16, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Dr. Hippo
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hippocratic Press (December 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975351656
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975351659
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,493,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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LOVE the Dr. Hippo series of books!
K. Vetrano
A Parents Guide is also included as a separate booklet in the back of the book with helpful guidelines for taking care of children with gastroenteritis.
Steven
When i first opened it i didn't expect much , but 4 pages in i was blown AWAY!
Karmorda

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dusty Pants on February 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I accidentally bought this book (I was thinking of If You Give a Moose a Muffin) but I was entertained just the same. In fact, their plots are kind of similar what with the chain reactions and all.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Charlotte Cowan sometimes with tongue in cheek presents a family guide with advice on Getting Through Gastroenteritis for children 2 to 7. Using a family of moose, she presents an easy to follow camping trip as the scenario for approaching a difficult topic to be explained to youngsters. Children can heal quickly, but when they do not comprehend their illness, they are frightened. Beautifully illustrated and in language which can easily be understood by the audience of youngsters, including moose. Dr. Cowan has achieved her goal of helping get through another difficult time in the rearing process.

Included is a handy guide with some very practical advice for parents on the subject of recognizing gastroenteritis. Another section gets into problems when a doctor is needed for treatment. When to return children to daycare or school is covered along with suggestions on keeping the rest of the family from getting sick. Most causes of gastroenteritis are very contagious. In case you have not gotten the message yet, gastroenteritis is often called a stomach bug or the stomach flu. The laminated pocket guide should be kept in the medicine cabinet or where you keep home doctoring guides.

Clark Isaacs
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Beauchamp on February 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Explaining to your child why he is leaking poop is pretty hard without the aid of a compelling book like this one. THE MOOSE WITH LOOSE POOPS really helped me in explaining the concept of diarrhea to my children. Almost as useful as the little ditty "When you're sitting in the dirt and you feel a little squirt," the book is just one more reference for the loving parent who wants their child to understand that dropping the kids off at the pool is natural; even when the kids seem to have liquidized into something resembling extra smooth peanut butter. Even if your children have experienced loose stool before, this book will give them exactly the information they need to feel ok about it.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Katydid79 on February 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Thank goodness for this book. I always wanted an illustrated guide to my diarrhea. I think that the author should take this book to the next level and create pop up and scratch n sniff versions to further explore the complexities of mud butt. Maybe include a chocolate pudding sample as a promotion? Worms?

However, I do think it should be noted that you cannot expect a moose to live a human lifestyle and not get sick in some fashion. Forcing a moose to use indoor plumbing for these pictures must have been quite a challenge - I can only imagine the stress! No wonder the poor thing had hershey squirts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Davis TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Apparently not, which is a shame. Trapping a large wild animal in a domestic lavatory and expecting it to use the toilet seems both cruel and unusual, just as trying to teach a pig to dance both wastes one's time and irritates the pig. I can't see any other plausible result than the demolition of every fixture in the room and, assuming the panicked ungulate is afflicted with diarrhea, an unholy mess and a satanic stink.

The story of "The Moose with Loose Poops" is just as odd as the book's title suggests: a young moose is disappointed when his plans to go fishing and canoeing are thwarted by a severe case of gastroenteritis. This is even more unlikely than an ability to operate indoor plumbing since a moose is, first of all, herbivorous and, secondly, incapable of cramming himself into a canoe; even if he could fit, the top-heavy craft would immediately tip over.

I must admit to feeling sympathy for the title character, though, as the author's description of throwing up is quite heart-rending. You can easily imagine the heaving and retching sounds the calf produces as he loses his picnic lunch. But puking isn't his only problem: he has the runs, too! Squirting from both ends, he can hardly decide whether to squat or kneel. The echoes emanating from the great porcelain god must be fearsome indeed!

This book earns four stars for its humor and helpful pediatric advice (a separate guide for parents entitled "Getting Through Gastroenteritis" is included), but I'm skeptical that a story about a moose with a Technicolor yawn and Montezuma's revenge will help children better understand or deal with ailments of the digestive tract. Indeed, I fear that imagining this weird scenario is just as likely to give them nightmares.
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Format: Hardcover
The Moose with Loose Poops (Dr. Hippo)
Miles the moose is very excited about his upcoming camping trip with his Papa, when they will ride in a canoe to a nearby island to go fishing. But Miles' tummy doesn't feel well - like there are waves inside of him - and soon a big wave comes up from inside him and he throws up. After a night of rest and fluids, Miles feels much better and ready for his camping trip with Papa. But soon he begins to feel an ache much lower in his tummy and, after Papa gets him to the bathroom, Miles is surprised and dismayed to find that he has pooped out a waterfall. What's wrong with him? Has this ever happened to anyone else? How will he get better?

The Moose with Loose Poops weaves a child-friendly story around an explanation of the facts of gastroenteritis, commonly called the stomach bug or stomach flu. Although Miles is unsettled by what is happening to his body, he is comforted by the matter-of-fact reactions of his parents and sister and their reassurance that each of them has also been sick this way. The medical advice in the story is given by kindly Dr. Hippo, who helps Miles' parents decide what to do for him, and when Miles finally gets better a few days later he is able to go on his camping trip with Papa after all. This is an excellent book for explaining gastroenteritis to a sick child, as well as lightening their mood and encouraging them that they will get better soon. A Parents Guide is also included as a separate booklet in the back of the book with helpful guidelines for taking care of children with gastroenteritis.
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