The Hospital Book (Hardcover)

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Going to the hospital can be strange and scary, but this book will comfort and reassure even the youngest patient.

When a little girl develops a bad stomach ache, it’s time to go to the hospital. We follow her experience from arrival through diagnosis, anesthesia, and recovery

Lisa Brown is a graphic novelist as well as a picture book creator whose talents inform the design of this book chock full of speech bubbles that will delight kids and parents alike.  This is a funny, accessible, and above all comforting tale of a very scary experience in the life of any child.

With illustrations brimming with action reminiscent of Richard Scarry, Lisa Brown once again creates a story full of humor and empathy that will delight and comfort most any kid fearful about a hospital visit. Fans of her hugely successful The Airport Book will instantly recognize the girl and her family.

A Chicago Public Library 'Best of the Best' Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year

A Horn Book Fanfare Book
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the Author

Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, author, and cartoonist. Her work includes a slew of illustrated books including The Airport Book, Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket; Picture the Dead with Adele Griffin; and Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert. Her first graphic novel, The Phantom Twin, received a starred review from Booklist. For adults, Long Story Short is a collection of comic strips about classic novels. She lives in San Francisco and teaches in the illustration department of the California College of the Art.

Praise For…

"[A]  playful spirit. . . . Ms. Brown’s illustrations are full of Easter eggs to amuse adults and more astute readers ages 4-8."—The Wall Street Journal

★  "Intricately detailed and colorfuL. . . . Brown and her graphic-novel-inspired illustrations offer children significant insight into what might be expected if they ever need to have surgery."—Booklist, Starred Review

★ "A wonderfully effective, reassuring look at an often scary experience."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "Instructive, engaging, empathetic, inclusive—Brown once again delivers an essential book about a common childhood experience."The Horn Book, Starred Review

"Whether readers have been to a hospital before, or are preparing for a planned visit, this book will put minds at ease."—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823446650
ISBN-10: 0823446654
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English