All bookseller links are provided so you can get more information about a book. We have affiliate relationships with Barefoot Books, Amazon.com, and Tapestry Books. All revenue generated from sales through these venues is used strictly to cover website costs and minimize donation requests and fundraising campaigns.
    OR        



“Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.” More


      Printer Friendly

Click cover to buy:

THE LITTLE ELEPHANT WITH THE BIG EARACHE

Author: Charlotte Cowan, MD

Illustrator: Elaine Garvin

Reserve at the Library

Publisher: The Hippocratic Press, ©2007

Material: hard cover

Summary: It can't be true. Eddie's birthday (and the Mud Castle Contest) are just days away, but he has an earache. It hurts so much his mom is taking him to the doctor. Dr. Hippo knew just what to do to help Eddie feel better ... in time for his birthday party! This picture book walks children through a visit to the doctor's office and offers comfort (and a pamphlet) for dealing with earaches!

Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, middle grade reader

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 7; read yourself: 6 to 9

Age of Child: Read with a 6-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter offered the requisite "oh's" and "aw's" of a sympathetic listener. She liked the story and the mud castle contest!

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a great story for both children and parents. It gently reminds parents that drugs aren't the first-line solution for earaches, and teaches kids the same thing. Tying the earache to something that was personally meaningful to Eddie will resonate with kids.

Pros: This is a story that every parent and child will appreciate. Rare is the child who hasn't suffered not one earache. The Parent's Guide in the back is a HUGE bonus!

Cons: Absolutely None. I hope there are more stories like this.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! We suggest buying two, because it is the perfect baby shower gift or a present for a new mom. This story will be read LOTS of times, and will be "comfort food" for the child who regularly has earaches.

If You Liked This Book, Try: CAROLINA'S STORY: SEA TURTLES GET SICK, TOO!   JUMBO's LULLABY   ALEXANDRA'S RAG-TIME BAND

Educational Themes: This is a story with educational value for EVERYONE in the family. There is medical information about earaches, guidance on how to treat an earache, and a story to help while you ride out the fever and pain.

Notes: 2008 Gold Recipient: Illustrated Series, Moms Choice Awards

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, health, animal stories, series book

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2007

Other Reviews: See reader feedback at borders.com. We’re interested in your review. Please enter your Name (and blog in Parenthesis), then copy/paste your post link in the URL field. With a link exchange, we both benefit because interested readers can visit you too!




                 

Copyright © 2003 - 2017. The Reading Tub, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Reading Tub and Turning a Page ... Opening the World are registered trademarks of The Reading Tub Inc.
No use of these trademarks is permitted without written approval of The Reading Tub, Inc.
Privacy Policy.     Site developed by Sites2BeSeen.