It's also much more enjoyable for me as the reader since I'm not as often bored out of my gourd.
We have a couple of doctor-themed books in our house, hoping to give her a better idea of what mama does when she goes to "work." The books are okay, but rather uninspired. Yes, they have protagonists who are doctors, but that's about it. Neither she nor I is excited to read either of them.
But, then we found Doctor Ted by Andrea Beaty and Pascal Lemaitre. It is adorable. Funny. A great cadence to read aloud. Well-illustrated. It has quickly become one of Jolie's (and my) favorites.
Ted is a bear who wakes up, bumps his knee, and decides he needs a doctor. In the absence of finding one, he becomes one. The story follows his adventures of doctoring the people around him at school and at home, brilliant diagnoses included.
His mother was in the kitchen.
"You have measles,"
said Doctor Ted.
"We should operate."
"Those are my freckles,"
said his mother.
"Eat your breakfast."
Loving this book.
*I received no compensation for this! I just adore this book and thought other Mothers in Medicine might too.