Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
When Leo arrives at the hospital, he is surprised to find it run by animals! A hilarious story featuring animals in human situations, perfect for fans of Zootopia and A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
Slightly distracted parents accidentally take their son, Leo, to the animal hospital to get his tonsils out.
Luckily, taking care of a human doesn't ruffle any feathers among the hospital staff. The chicken at the admissions desk is welcoming, the bear orderly is friendly and wise Dr. Stan inspires tremendous confidence despite being a mouse. Is the plastic cone really necessary, though?
In this sweet and hilarious story, a child discovers that a trip to the hospital can be a positive experience--even when the hospital isn't quite up to code . . .
About the authors
Maureen Fergus est auteure lauréate de plusieurs livres pour enfants et jeunes adultes, dont The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, Et si je ne veux pas? et les livres de la série Buddy and Earl. Elle vit à Winnipeg, au Manitoba.
Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, including The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and the Buddy and Earl series of books. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Mike Lowery has illustrated many books for children, including The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and A Squiggly Story. Mike lives in Decatur, Georgia.
Kathryn Durst grew up in Peterborough, Canada, and has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She has a passion for children's illustration. She works in a variety of styles, using both traditional and digital mediums. Her art has been described as charming, whimsical, expressive, and full of life.
Kathryn attended Sheridan College for the Bachelor of Applied Arts 2D Animation Program. In her third year, she completed her internship at Pixar Animation Studios for storyboarding. She also works as an animator, filmmaker, and puppeteer. Kathryn also loves dancing, sewing, sculpting, playing accordion, cooking, and hanging out with her mini dachshund, Chili Dog. She is based in Toronto.
“For a child about to enter hospital for the first time, the contents of You’re in Good Paws actually provide a good overview of the various stages of care the child will encounter, from admission, through the various pre-op and post-op procedures, to being officially discharged." --CM Magazine
“With each read there is something new to find in the pictures, and the wry text makes it just as much fun for adults to read as it is for kids. Perfect for any kid worried about a trip to the doctor—or the vet.”--Kirkus Reviews
“The addition of animals add love, and affection, and empathy to the storyline because of their sweet demeanor, and cuddly appearance. Children who chuckle along with an absurd story will thoroughly like this book.” --Resource Links
Other titles by Maureen Fergus
Princess Pru and the Switcheroo
Princess Pru and the Ogre on the Hill
The Pancake Problem (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #2)
Mad About Meatloaf (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #1)
Petal the Angry Cow
Glory on Ice
A Vampire Hockey Story