Monday, March 2, 2009
Review - The Moose With Loose Poops by Charlotte Cowan M.D.
Title: The Moose With Loose Poops
Series:: A Dr. Hippo Story
Author(s):: Charlotte Cowan, M.D.
Genre:: Children's Picture Book
Summary: A little boy moose plans a camping trip with his father but gets sick and learns what happens when you have diarrhea.
Challenges: 20 Books in 2009 (19)
My Thoughts: You may laugh at the title and the subject matter, but this is a very smart book. The story teaches kids what happens to your body when you have diarrhea. Speaking as a child who used to get tummy aches when she was sick, like the little moose, and did not know what was wrong either, I think that's a great thing to explain in a friendly little book. We have all had it and dealt with it at one point in our lives, so I think this is a story kids absolutely need to have at home. This book also comes with a little handbook for parents on how to take care of a child with gastroenteritis.
About the Author: Charlotte Cowan, M.D., is a pediatrician in Boston, MA, and a mother of three. She has written 4 other books in the Dr. Hippo series.