Katie Caught A Cold

Summary:

The Ice Show is just days away, and Katie wants to practice the Little Teapots routine with her friends. Achoo! Oh no. No more practice for Katie, she has a cold. Mama Bear calls Dr. Hippo for advice. Katie knows Dr. Hippo will help her, but will she be able to skate?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

There is something for everyone in this picture book about dealing with the common cold.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Achoo! Ironically, we received this book at about the same time our child's cold was starting. S/He loved playing Katie's part and "practicing" her sneezes.

Parent Reaction

Dr. Cowan has done a great job wrapping factual information and reminders (like sneeze into your sleeve) in a story that kids will enjoy. I even learned some new things in the Conquering the Common Cold Guide for Parents that is in the back.

Type of Book:
This title in the Dr. Hippo Story series gives kids and parents the information the need about having a cold.
Educational Themes:

The obvious theme is about recognizing the symptoms and dealing with the common cold. There are also other elements to the story: Katie's positive memories about her experience visiting the doctor; that your health is more important than a competition; and that colds don't keep you down for long.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 6-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! The pull-out card in the back keeps you from having to remember how to deal with colds, and the story is a comforting one for kids.

Title Katie Caught a Cold
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A Dr. Hippo Story

Author Charlotte Cowan, MD
Publisher The Hippocratic Press © 2005
Illustrators Katy Bratun
ISBN 9780975351635
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Health & Wellness
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