The Hospital Book

Holiday House/Neal Porter. Mar. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780823446650.
K-Gr 3–For children—for anyone—a visit to the hospital can be a strange and new experience. Brown (The Airport Book) gives readers an inside look into what to expect. A young girl gets a strong stomach pain and needs medical care. Her parents take her to the hospital and she learns she will need surgery. The story follows her hospital experience from start to finish, from the waiting room to being discharged to go home. The illustrations are captivating, adding to the positive feel of the book. Whether readers have been to a hospital before, or are preparing for a planned visit, this book will put minds at ease.
VERDICT Filled with information presented in a colorful and engaging way, this is a perfectly serviceable book.

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