The Doctor and You

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The Doctor and You is a book for any young child who will experience a trip to a doctor's office, hospital, or health clinic. The photographs familiarize children with many of the medical instruments and machines they are likely to encounter during their visit, allowing them to become more comfortable with doctors and hospitals. By showing how specific instruments are used to examine or treat them, children become comfortable with how they work and what they accomplish.

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Overview

The Doctor and You is a book for any young child who will experience a trip to a doctor's office, hospital, or health clinic. The photographs familiarize children with many of the medical instruments and machines they are likely to encounter during their visit, allowing them to become more comfortable with doctors and hospitals. By showing how specific instruments are used to examine or treat them, children become comfortable with how they work and what they accomplish.

Some of the tools examined include: a scale, a reflex hammer, a tongue depressor, an electronic thermometer, an ophthalmoscope, an otoscope, a stethoscope, blood pressure equipment, blood sampling equipment, a syringe, an X-ray machine, and casts for setting broken bones.

Control over their own bodies is very important to young children. Their role with each medical tool is emphasized through a special feature called "Your Job" that briefly explains what children can do to help with the procedure, providing a positive and active role in their own health care.

All information is presented in a positive manner. For instance, the book does not include "taking temperatures" because research has shown that many young children think this means that something is actually being removed from them. Potential fears associated with medical procedures, such as the belief that X-rays reveal secrets, are also addressed in a comforting and honest manner.

A special page has been included for parents that offers pointers for discussions. Follow-up play activities geared towards helping children feel more comfortable about visiting a doctor are suggested.

The Doctor and You is illustrated with 23 color photographs taken at a children's hospital and several line drawings.

Author Biography: Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of non-fiction for children. She is the author of over forty books for children, including Animals Eat the Weirdest Things and Safari Beneath the Sea.

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Editorial Reviews

Meredith Moss
Filled with true-to-life photos; a page for parents offers pointers for discussion before and after the visit.
—Dayton News, March 4, 2001
Children's Literature
This book is meant to calm the fears of young children who visit the doctor for a routine examination or a broken bone. The children shown in the photographs are quite young, three and four-year-olds, but the vocabulary of the text is aimed at children quite a bit older. The table of contents is a list of catchy titles for the different experiences a child will encounter. Each of these has a double-page spread that includes a section entitled "Your Job," which includes advice about holding still, counting to three, holding someone's hand and bringing a toy. Another part explains the instrument used in that part of the procedure, and explains what hurts and what does not. The text for children is followed by "points for parents," including a very good list of suggestions for before and after the visit. There is an index and difficult words are defined in the course of the text. Most instruments are given their technical name, with the notable exception of the blood pressure cuff, which is called a "hug machine." This book might prove very useful for the wary child. 2001, Annick Press, $19.95 and $7.95. Ages 5 to 9. Reviewer: Candace Deisley
Booklist - Ellen Mandel
Colorful sharp photos ... The thoughtful text comprehensively demystifies.
Dayton News - Meredith Moss
The informative paperback is filled with true-to-life photos; a page for parents offers pointers for discussion before and after the visit.
Canadian Materials - Cora Lee
The Doctor and You, is a reassuring look at typical procedures and instruments in the doctor's office. Talking directly to her readers in a lively, conversational style, Swanson soon downgrades the Big Visit to no big deal at all.... Swanson anticipates every question, every reaction. A sidebar recurring with every procedure voices the fear, does it hurt? She answers honestly, even when the answer is yes, thus ensuring her audience's trust for the future. She keeps the content simple, focusing on the reason for and the steps to expect with each procedure.... Swanson understands, too, that fear diminishes with control, and supplies a sidebar entitled Your Job to give readers an active role in each procedure... The real-life, full-colour photographs of the doctor in action allow children to find comfort in the familiar. Once in their doctors' offices, children will recognize both the instruments and the procedures from the book and should remember the smiling faces as well. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550376722
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/3/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of non-fiction for children. She is the author of over forty books for children, including Animals Eat the Weirdest Things and Safari Beneath the Sea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2002

    I don't have this book

    It looks like a cool book! Let me read it. This is so funny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2002

    Great Book

    I really like the photography. It is so cool to see how the tools work. It explains that some tools will hurt and some will not.

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