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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 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.
"[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