Thursday, May 12, 2011

7 Kids' Books About Being Sick

  • How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
    by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
    (Picture Book)
    Good and bad sickbed behavior is demonstrated by dinosaurs who stand in for children in various situations.
  • A Bad Case of Stripes
    by David Shannon
    (Picture Book)
    Camilla learns to accept her strange condition which causes her skin to break out in various patterns.
  • You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown!
    by Paula Danziger
    (Chapter Book)
    Amber's European vacation is ruined when she discovers the itchy spots on her skin aren't mosquito bites after all. 
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold
    by Cynthia Rylant & Arthur Howard
    (Easy Reader)
    Mr. Putter isn't feeling well, but Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke are on hand to help him get better.
  • Happy New Year, Mallory
    by Laurie Friedman
    (Chapter Book)
    Mallory has big plans for celebrating the New Year, but they're ruined by a trip to the hospital.
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee
    by Philip Stead & Erin Stead
    (Picture Book)
    When he falls ill, zookeeper Amos McGee takes a day off from caring for the zoo animals, only to have them turn around and care for him. 
  • Jenny's in the Hospital
    by Seymour Reit & Nina Barbaresi
    (Picture Book)
    This was a favorite book of mine and my sister's as kids. Jenny falls and breaks her arm and must go to the hospital to have it put in a cast. The best part was a big spread in the center of the book showing the layout of the entire hospital building. This book is now out of print.

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