PreS-Gr 2-Light on plot but heavy on humor, this offering is a series of predicaments strung together to make a story. Various animals, from "Delia the dragon" who "sneezed and burned herself" to "Danny the dalmatian" who "broke out into stripes," get hurt in different, outlandish ways but go to the doctor and get better. The humor is made broader and sillier through the illustrations. Delia is pouting and forlorn, with a red-and-white striped polo shirt burned and smoking on the bottom, as her singed wings droop. Even the edges of the grass are scorched. "Katie the cat," who tries to "chase a mouse through a mouse hole" (while wearing roller skates), emerges with a squared-off body, pulled whiskers, and bandaged nose. Young listeners are sure to giggle at the inventive plights these creatures experience. The book should even make some scraped knees feel better.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Get Well Soon Book is absolutely hilarious, sparkling and original, and zany. Any who have bemoaned illness including adults will find this a jolly title which has a very simple message: there's always someone worse off. Harry the hamster gets his whiskers caught in his wheel, Danny the Dalmatian breaks out in stripes, and Delia the Dragon sneezes and catches herself on fire in this very simple yet heartwarming picturebook.