Book Review of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Jennifer Welborn
Illustrated by Rozillia MH
Ages 4+ | 36 Pages
Publisher: Waterbear Publishing | ISBN-13: 9780578737089
What to Expect: Animals, vets, STEM, empathy, natural remedies
Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is the perfect picture book for young readers who love animals.
Rosie loves learning about how her vet mom helps animals feel better. While she watches her mom, she asks many questions about the treatment types that help them. Then—Rosie is ready to do some healing of her own! Fast asleep while her mom works, Rosie dreams that she is treating a rabbit’s earache, a giraffe with a sore throat, a whale with a rash, and even a polar bear with a fever. From honey to aloe vera and cold compresses to hugs, Rosie knows just what each animal needs to start feeling better!
With simple text and colorful, expressive illustrations, the story is accessible even to beginner readers, who are sure to love trying to guess each animal’s problem alongside Rosie. Rosie and her mom model empathy for the readers, who will see that diagnosis is about more than just expert knowledge – it’s also about care. Because the story draws on real-life veterinary practices, readers will also learn about natural remedies almost without realizing they are doing so!
Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is a fun and informative story for teaching young readers about caring for animals.
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About the Author
Jennifer Welborn, a member of SCBWI, has a B.S. degree in wildlife management (she has worked with moose, coyotes, bobcats, and bald eagles) and an M.Ed. in science education. As an award-winning science educator, she has taught people of all ages and has written and published numerous articles, plays, labs, and activities that have been published in scientific and education journals and textbooks. One of her professional goals is to increase representation in STEM fields through access and education.
About the Illustrator
Rozillia MH, a member of SCBWI, is passionate about art and storytelling through visual designs. She has traveled extensively, which has given her new perspectives on people and has helped her realize there are so many stories not being told. In addition to being an illustrator, Rozillia is an educator with a degree in linguistics and is pursuing a career in speech and language pathology. It is through this field that she hopes to continue learning how to help children of diverse backgrounds and how to better tell their stories through books and illustrations.
See samples of Rozillia’s illustrations @Rozilliah.
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