If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you probably noticed my unexcused absence from posting over the last few days. The delay was not caused by a human illness, but rather a malady my laptop is facing right now (where the 'n', 'b', and space bar keys have all decided to stop working). Needless to say, writing even a sentence without spaces would annoy the bejesus out of anyone, so I waited until I got a USB keyboard to plug into it before hopping back on.
*Lays out the most common things that might happen at a doctor's office so your child is prepared
*Might have cured the fears of exactly one English speaking kid on the planet
*It's not my cup of tea, but for parents who like a summary of words used in the book, there is a list of the 28 whoppers chosen for this Rookie Reader© classic
*Not all doctor visits require shots, so why scare children unnecessarily
*Reading about a child who can "go" while he stands in front of a bathroom takes a while to comprehend (the kid pees in a cup), but wouldn't it have been easier to explain that he peed in the first place
*Couldn't the illustrator have just written this book himself -- I can't believe David F. Marx needs his name associated with this second thing you might find when a child "goes" near a bathroom
ONE DAD'S OPINION
I never thought I'd say this, but here we have a book that is worse than an actual trip to the doctor. First of all, the artwork has all the makings of a lab specimen from the 1970s but is mindbogglingly from the year 2000. Worse than that, it takes approximately twenty seconds to read but makes you feel like you awoke from a day-long coma when you finish it. Time for me to go find a medical waste canister so I can drop this in!