The Prairie Pet

The Prairie Pet

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by Stacey Laura Lloyd
     
 

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<P>Hospital Critterz: The Prairie Pet is the first book in a series that depicts the extraordinary adventures of Lily and Max, two eight-year-old patients at McPopper Children's Hospital, and their magical friends, the Hospital Critterz. When Lily's nurse gives her a strange set of markers, Lily has no idea how strange things will soon become. Lily wants to make… See more details below

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<P>Hospital Critterz: The Prairie Pet is the first book in a series that depicts the extraordinary adventures of Lily and Max, two eight-year-old patients at McPopper Children's Hospital, and their magical friends, the Hospital Critterz. When Lily's nurse gives her a strange set of markers, Lily has no idea how strange things will soon become. Lily wants to make a welcome gift for a new patient named Max, and she uses these markers to draw twelve colorful characters, all inspired by who and what she sees around her. But Max just wants to be left alone. That's when Lily puts the drawings away for good, or so she thinks. Seconds later, a thunderstorm hits, and Lily hears voices coming from the corner of her room. Suddenly, the twelve little characters from her drawings are standing in front of her! It's the Hospital Critterz, and they're ready for action! And when Max sees them, he's ready for action, too. With a magical phrase, the Hospital Critterz take Lily and Max back in time to the 1800's, right into the middle of the prairie. Lily finds a note in her pocket with a mysterious riddle, and as they all try to figure it out, they come across a farmhouse where they meet a boy named Caleb. He is teary-eyed as he tells them that his family needs money to have their land plowed, and the only option is to sell his huge pet buffalo, Tiny, to Buffalo Bill and his traveling show. With the riddle as a guide, Lily, Max, and the Hospital Critterz find a creative way to save Tiny . . . and save the day!

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Editorial Reviews

Kim Nayyer
The Prairie Pet is an engaging read for youngsters in the target age range, whether hospitalized or not. The pleasing illustrations contain appealingly drawn characters in the “heroes,” hospitalized children Lily and Max, as well as in the eponymous Hospital Critterz that Lily unwittingly creates. The narrative tension is genuine, organically developed and at once stimulating and charming. The Prairie Pet could well launch a successful series with an interesting and worthy premise.
Terri Forehand
Hospital Critterz is fun and adventure all wrapped up in a great book for kids to read and enjoy. The nurse in me loved this book for the honesty, adventure, and fantasy and fun the author and illustrator put into the characters and the story. The parent in me loved the book as a way to open communication with children about hospitals, illness, pain, fear and anxiety. The story is really magical and fun. Kids and parents alike will enjoy it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982415702
Publisher:
Strategic Media Group
Publication date:
01/19/2011
Series:
Hospital Critterz
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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