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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 (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,504,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I can't put into words how epic this book really is.
Karmorda
Although the title of this book may cause a few heads to turn, The Moose With Loose Poops was written to help explain gastroenteritis to kids.
Alice Berger
Included is a handy guide with some very practical advice for parents on the subject of recognizing gastroenteritis.
Midwest Book Review

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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.

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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Vetrano on January 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
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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Format: Hardcover
This book is part of a collection that covers different illnesses. They take the scariness out of going to the doctor. They are perfect to read with your younger ones when they are confined to bed. A great pick-me-up as well as informative for kiddos.
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