Sunday, July 4, 2021

~ MMGM TEDDY BEAR DOCTOR ~

 πŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©Ή

 

~ MARVELOUS MIDDLE-GRADE
MONDAY CRAFT & CREATIVE
PLAY FEATURE ~
--  'TEDDY BEAR DOCTOR:  LET'S
MAKE & PLAY'  --
AUTHOR DEANNA F. COOK 

πŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©Ή

 

πŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©Ή

ABOUT THE BOOK {from Amazon}:

Got a teddy bear with a tummy ache, a feverish plush puppy, or a dinosaur who scraped her knees while skateboarding? Never fear! This delightful book offers everything kids need to set up their own veterinary clinic and enjoy hours of fun playing doctor with their stuffed animals. It features dozens of DIY projects to make with common household items, including a thermometer made from a pencil, a lab coat made from an old t-shirt, and a hospital bed made from a cardboard box. The book includes four sheets of fun and adorable stickers for making a doctor's name tag, eye patches, medicine bottle labels, and much more, as well as cute cut-out props, such as a nurse's cap. For ages 3 to 8.

 πŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©Ή

ABOUT THE AUTHOR {from Amazon}:

Deanna F. Cook has written dozens of award-winning children's cookbooks for kids, including Baking Class, Cooking Class, and Cooking Class Global Feast! She has been the creative development director at FamilyFun and an editor at Scholastic and Disney and is currently a children's book and cookbook acquisitions editor at Storey Publishing. She lives in western Massachusetts and is online at deannafcook.com.


πŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©Ή

MY REVIEW:

As former Kindergarten through third grade teacher, I can state with confidence that children will love this book! Young children enjoy wearing the crafts they make–-headbands, bracelets, necklaces, hats, signs, etc. They also adore their stuffed animals. This book has craft projects which involve both of these elements and so much more.

The craft projects use items commonly found around the house (or classroom). Also provided in the back of the book are the stickers and cutouts needed to make the projects. The instructions for making the projects are clear and easy-to-understand. Children are reminded when to ask an adult for assistance in order to avoid any mishaps.

The projects are divided into four themes: Front Office at the Vet’s, Exam Room, Pharmacy, and Recovery Room. My favorite craft projects were the eye and ear scope (opthalmoscope), stethoscope, ‘Pet Vet’ kit, and pet wheelchair. These crafts used recyclables such as cardboard boxes, plastic bottle caps, and cone-shaped plastic cap (like from a mustard bottle).

Another educational feature of this book are the ‘Ask the Vet’ sidebars which contain pertinent information about being a veterinarian such as how to use a stethoscope and the number of heartbeats per minute of various animals, etc.

The photos in the book show a variety of boys and girls wearing/using the various projects. There are speech bubbles sprinkled throughout telling what the stuffed animals are thinking and what the child might be saying to the animals as he/she pretends to be a veterinarian.

I highly recommend this book for parents, teachers, Scout and church group leaders, and camp leaders. Children will be highly-motivated to make these projects and to read this book again and again!

NOTE: The publisher granted me digital access to the ARC of this book through Net Galley. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely my own. 

 

πŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©Ή



 
Find the links to read more great Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday posts from middle-grade authors and bloggers at Greg Pattridge's 'Always in the Middle' Blog. 
 

πŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©ΉπŸ§ΈπŸ˜·πŸ’‰πŸ©Ή

 

 

4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun book for kids who want to play at being a vet. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  2. These sound like some delightful crafts projects for kids—I imagine lots of kids already play make-believe as a doctor with their stuffed animals (I think there's an entire kids TV show about that called Doc McStuffins), so giving kids ways to make fun tools for that is even more fun! I also love that some real-life veterinary facts are incorporated into the book. Thanks so much for the great review!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great find. I have forwarded your review to several friends and family. Thanks for featuring on MMGM.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This sounds like a good way to get youngsters interested in science and in making things. Fun. Thanks for the review.

    ReplyDelete

~ GREAT ESCAPES MURDER AT THE LAKESIDE LIBRARY ~

  πŸ“šπŸ“•πŸ“—πŸ“˜πŸ“™πŸ“šπŸ“•πŸ“—πŸ“˜πŸ“™πŸ“š   ~ GREAT ESCAPES BLOG TOUR STOP ~ --  'MURDER AT THE LAKESIDE LIBRARY: A LAKESIDE LIBRARY MYSTERY'  -- AU...