Third generation Family Doc, Stephanie Cox, knows what she is talking about when she writes a book for children about going to the doctor!
You gotta love twitter. It makes it so easy to learn about things you might not have otherwise have heard about. A week or so ago, a tweet appeared in my feed by @StephanieCoxMD promoting her new book: “My Doctor and Me ABC.”
Dr. Cox is a third generation Family Physician who has taken care of a lot of kids. She is also a Mom of three. So I would say she definitely has the credentials to write a book for kids about what to expect when going for a doctor’s visit. So I tweeted her back and a week later got a copy of her book in the mail…just in time for my family’s Thanksgiving visit.
We (granddaughter, daughter-in-law, and son (a doctor)) all read and loved this fun and clever little book charmingly illustrated by Emily Burger.
Here are some sample pages:
L is for lungs, we hope you don’t wheeze,
Keep them both healthy by not smoking, please.
Q is for questions, you can bet we’ll ask many,
To find out about you and your family…even your Granny!
It ends with a number….
Z is for zero, the number of times we hope you are sick,
But when you don’t feel well, come see us quick!
If you are a parent or grandparent and a physician’s visit with a young’un is in the near future, click on over to Amazon and buy your little guy or gal a copy of My Doctor and Me ABC. It’s a great way to prepare for a trip to doctor.