Monday, December 23, 2019

"Dr. Mouse" - a bookwrap

Dr. Mouse is off to work.  He has his coffee, his white coat on and a much-needed pillow to sit on to make himself visible to his patients.  Let's join him as we see how his day shapes up shall we?  


"Doctor Mouse" 

Authored by Christa Kempter
Illustrated by Amélie Jackowski

* Ages:  4-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  32 pages
Publisher:  NorthSouth Books
* Pub. Date: February 4, 2020
* Language:  English

Editorial Review

The comedy lies in the detailed, cheerful, and painterly illustrations as well as the funny, often surprising, conversations...Charming, upbeat quirkiness., Kirkus Reviews

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The Book

Dr. Mouse is the choice physician for the whole animal community.  He is friendly and wise and truly desires to be there for his patients.  He only allows six patients a day and only sees them one at a time.  

He begins his day by swinging open the old barn door and hanging out his shingle... "Consultations from sunrise to sunset."  He arranges his six chairs, dons his white lab coat and lays three cushions on a wobbly armchair.  On top of the pile he conducts his business for the day while snacking on his breakfast cheese.  

He is not disappointed by a slow, no-show day because in comes a chicken, a dog, a bear, an owl, and finally a fox.  Dr. Mouse directs them to their designated seats in his waiting room.  His strict rule is that no business is conducted until all six chairs are occupied.  

 After the sixth patient arrivals Dr. Mouse tends to his patient's health needs one at a time as specified. As each wait their turn to see the good doctor a lot of the healing is administered from patient to patient and the doctor becomes the facilitator.  

The illustrations are well detailed, witty and oftentimes funny.  Problem solving by the group turns into therapy sessions and medical breakthroughs.  

Doctor Mouse giggled, and gobbles up his last cube of cheese. "Isn't it wonderful, my dears? Everybody is fit and well again, all bright and cheerful." 

The satisfied animals all cured of their maladies leave exhausted Dr. Mouse sound asleep on his pillow and once outside they declare to the world:  

"He's SO nice!" says dog. 
"Best doctor in the world," boomed the bear.  "He always knows what to do." 

Recommended by Storywraps. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Author

Christa Kempter was born in Ingelheim, Germany. Since 1992, she has worked as a freelance children's book author as well as for radio and television. Christa Kempter has previously written the well-known series Mr Hase und Frau Bär for NordSüd Verlag. She appreciates the everyday little wonders and is happy when every now and then a small dream comes true.

About the Illustrator

Amélie Jackowski was born in Toulon, France. She studied at the Ecole des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg and at the University of Aix-en-Provence. Her best-known picture book that she illustrated, The Bad Moodhas, been translated into over ten languages. Today, Amélie works as a freelance illustrator of numerous children's books in France and regularly takes part in exhibitions.

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