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ABC Doctor

Murphy, Liz (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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ABC Doctor is a clever ABC book with informative text and bright, colourful illustrations that will educate children about the doctor's office and soothe any fears about their next checkup.This is an excellent book for doctor's offices and waiting rooms. The vibrant illustrations, a mix of watercolour and collage, are humorous and kid-friendly, whether they illustrate inoculations or vomiting.A fun, informative way to learn or reinforce the ABCs.Ages 4-8
Authors: Murphy, Liz, 1964-
Title: ABC doctor
Publisher: Maplewood, N.J. : Blue Apple Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,23 x 29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Liz Murphy
ISBN: 9781593545932
1593545932
Branch Call Number: j 618.92 M978a 2007 Parenting
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Children Medical examinations Juvenile literature Children Preparation for medical care Juvenile literature English language Alphabet Juvenile literature Medical care Juvenile literature Alphabet Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Children
Children
English language
Medical care
Alphabet
LCCN: 2006019910
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Colorful collages assist in informing children of what to expect at a doctor appointment; the format of the book lends itself to vocabulary building.


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From appointments, bandages and checkups to wheelchairs and X-rays, Harriet Ziefert and Liz Murphy’s picture book is a gentle, reassuring introduction to the world of medicine and doctors for young children. Using an alphabet format, the authors seek to familiarize children with the typical procedures and equipment that they are likely to see during a visit to the doctor.
Some good health habits – such as hand hygiene – are covered, and the book also describes a vaccination procedure. Simple, easy-to-understand text and mixed-media illustrations are used in this positive book, which ends on a happy note: a little boy who is sick and feeling “Yucky” visits his doctor and then feels a “Zillion times better!”
ABC Doctor would be a good book to read with a young child who is experiencing some first-visit-to-the-doctor jitters or fears. (It could be nicely paired with Barbara deRubertis’ comical picture book, “Izzy Impala’s Imaginary Illnesses,” in which young Izzy invents a number of impossible illnesses so that she can spend more time with her grandfather, a very busy doctor.)

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