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2023 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD

READERS' CHOICE BOOK AWARD

FINALIST (2023)


New Release
 
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A young girl chases her dreams and becomes a veterinarian in this imaginative and playfully illustrated picture book with an empowering message.

Young Rosie loves watching her mom, a veterinarian, take care of all kinds of animals.  She especially enjoys learning about the animals and helping them get better.  When Rosie takes a rest from asking lots of questions, she finds herself in a dream where she meets an octopus, a crocodile, a giraffe, and more.  One by one, Rosie uses her knowledge to help each animal.  While the story of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is fictitious, it is based on and informed by real-life veterinarians.

Praise for Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals

"...This is a very special book that will contribute to stimulating bright minds and excitement in children, particularly from underrepresented backgrounds..."

 ---DR. RUBY PERRY, DVM, MS, Ph.D., DACVR, Dean, Tuskegee University  College of Veterinary Medicine

"As a holistic veterinarian, I am thrilled with this book..."

--KAREN R. FINE, DVM, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Family Doctor

"Based on real-world veterinarian approaches, but far more diverse in its embrace of powerful solutions and approaches to life...."   

 ---D. DONOVAN, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is an entertaining, educational book with simple, colorful illustrations. It addresses multiple positive messages and provides a fun springboard for discussing these themes. Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is a worthy addition to a STEM collection.”

---EVE PANZER, The Barefoot Librarian,  Reader Views Kids

 

The engaging story and beautiful illustrations of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals showcase to young people the diversity among animals and their appreciation when we help them...” 

 ---DR. MICHAEL BLACKWELL,, DVM, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (Ret.), Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine,  University of Tennessee (2000 – 2008), Director, Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, University of

Tennessee 

“Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is the perfect picture book for young readers who love animals.… 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..."

---DR. JEN HARRISON, The Children's Book Review

"The book will encourage children to show empathy towards animals and could inspire them to get involved in animal health and welfare, for example as a veterinary surgeon, nurse, or volunteer..."

 ---5-STAR REVIEW, Readers' Choice

"...The story is very sweet and entertaining. It encourages adults to take the time to answer children’s questions so they can put their knowledge to good use, and it encourages kids to use the knowledge they have to help others and to trust adults to teach them the way..."

---FATIMA ALADDIN, Reedsy Discovery

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