It’s another busy day at the hospital! Meet doctors and nurses, ride in an ambulance, and discover the magic of medicine in this nonfiction story for kids.
This book is perfect for any child who is nervous about a trip to the hospital. Dr. Christle Nwora takes readers behind the scenes to meet the incredible people who keep you healthy, from surgeons to mental health therapists. Dr. Nwora also explains the science behind how things work, from X-rays to operating theaters.
Set over the course of one day, you’ll follow different patients through their trip to the hospital, including:
• A couple having a new baby
• A boy getting a cast for his broken arm
• A woman on her way to have an operation
As you turn the pages of this book, illustrated by Ginnie Hsu, marvel at the way hospital staff work together—see who prepares the food in the cafeteria, what goes on in the laundry room, and what doctors chat about during their coffee break.
Once you’ve read this book you’ll realize hospitals are full of heroes!
About the Author
Dr. Christle Nwora works at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She is also part of the Black Girl White Coat initiative, which provides mentorship and support for people of color working in medicine. She dreams of a future where all people are able to enjoy their healthiest and happiest lives!
Ginnie Hsu is an illustrator, designer, animator, maker and educator living in upstate NY where she teaches illustration at the University of Syracuse. Her love for drawing began in her childhood in Taiwan, and her work is often inspired by everyday life, nature, human living, travel and old artifacts she randomly finds. She loves mixing new and traditional media to create magic for all. Her illustrated books include A Home Named Walter and Lady Bird Johnson, That's Who! and her publishing clients include Quarto, Old Dungate Press, Henry Holt, and Feiwel and Friends at Macmillan.
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"With bright, busy art and a lively approach, this picture book introduces many services hospitals provide. . . it should also pique interest and perhaps allay fears, including for first-time patients or visitors." -- Booklist
"Flying ambulances, stretchers and X-ray machines – no corner of the hospital is left unexplored in this joyfully informative book, ideal for prospective young patients and curious minds alike." -- The i newspaper
"Hospitals can be scary—especially for kids. There are so many unknowns, so many rules, so many new people and things! But Nwora, a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and Hsu ease some of those fears by revealing the mysteries of the institution." -- School Library Journal