—School Library Journal
A Visit to Dr. Duckby Rosemary Wells
Best-selling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells applies her rare ability to tell a funny, heartfelt story about a common childhood experience: going to the doctor./b>/i>
"Wells visualizes the introductory visit-to-the-doctor reassurance with her characteristic spirited charm." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
Best-selling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells applies her rare ability to tell a funny, heartfelt story about a common childhood experience: going to the doctor. Comforting and friendly, Dr. Duck — whom readers first met in Here Comes Mother Goose — takes a star turn in A Visit to Dr. Duck. Rosemary Wells’s inimitable artwork will delight small children and reassure even the most reluctant young patient.
—School Library Journal
PreS—Following a late night filled with chocolate, Felix wakes up under the weather. Mama attempts some home remedies: chamomile tea, sugared prunes, and fresh air. When Felix shows no improvement, Mama calls Dr. Duck. At the doctor's office, Felix is initially frightened and hides behind Mama but is quickly soothed by his mother's presence. Dr. Duck checks Felix's heart, ears, and temperature. A dose of "Happy Tummy" is administered and Felix is sent on his way. The next morning he is ready for fun, proving that Dr. Duck is no quack. The lovely illustrations are rendered in watercolor, ink, and other media. This soothing book will resonate with its young audience who will inevitably be in Felix's position one day. Wells's fans will be pleased with this tender and reassuring addition.
- Candlewick Press
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- 7.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Rosemary Wells has written and/or illustrated more than 120 books. She is the author of Ivy Takes Care, Following Grandfather, Lincoln and His Boys, On the Blue Comet, and My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood. She is the illustrator of My Very First Mother Goose, Here Comes Mother Goose, and Mother Goose’s Little Treasures, and the author-illustrator of Love Waves and Stella’s Starliner. She is also the creator of the beloved series about Max and Ruby. She lives in upstate New York.
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