The Hospital Book (Hardcover)
Here in Miami, Just Like We Are
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.
★ "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
"[A] playful spirit. . . . Ms. Brown’s illustrations are full of Easter eggs to amuse adults and more astute readers ages 4-8."—Wall Street Journal