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ABC Doctor

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
"Goes through the ABC's of visiting the doctor--from examinations and fevers to nurses and urine samples"--Front jacket flap.
Paperback, 36 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Blue Apple Books (first published March 22nd 2007)
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Rudy Regalado
Oct 25, 2016 Rudy Regalado rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alphabet
Awards: None

Grade Level: Ages 4-6 Grades Pre K-1

Summary: This book goes through each letter of the alphabet illustrating different doctor related activities as well as procedures that kids will deal with. It shows everything from stethoscopes to bandages to checkups. It covers it all and is a good book before your child's next visit to the doctor

Review: I enjoyed this book for what it was trying to do. I liked the examples they gave for each letter of alphabet. I thought it did a great job of sh
Anna Wilson
Feb 15, 2016 Anna Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: ABC Doctor: Staying Healthy from A to Z
Author: Liz Murphy
Genre: Alphabet book
Theme(s): Alphabet
Opening line/sentence: Appointment. Doctors are busy people. If you need to see the doctor, you have to make an appointment before you go. In an emergency, if you are injured or very sick the doctor will see you right away.
Brief Book Summary: This book is an Alphabet book that explains tools and concepts related to going to the doctor's office. It includes a short summary of what th
Erin Buhr
Mar 24, 2014 Erin Buhr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This bright, informative ABC book covers everything from appointments and germs to inoculations and otoscopes. Harriet Ziefert has integrated an incredible amount of knowledge and new vocabulary into these pages in an accessible way. This is a wonderful book to share with a young child before you head to the doctor, especially if they tend to worry about the doctor. It was a great conversation starter for our two year olds and ends on the uplifting note of feeling "a zillion times better." Liz M ...more
ABC Doctor is a great book to further your childs learning with the alphabet, and to talk to them about doctors visits, especially if they seem a little uncertain. The illustrations are very cool, they appear to be watercolor and some pages are painted on recycled paper. It adds some familiarity to the book, it makes it less formal which can put a child at ease on the topic of doctors visits.

This book is appropriate for ages 4+

I enjoyed this book, it lets kids know a little bit about their bod
Shelby Everitt
Oct 28, 2012 Shelby Everitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aside from teaching children about their ABC's, Murphy also talks about how to stay healthy! I liked how she integrated both of these topics without making the reader really aware that there were two things going on. The book is really well illustrated. It looks like a child did the drawings so I think children would like to look at the pictures and relate to them. She also explained what each word meant so if a parent was reading the book, she or he could read to the child what the uncommon wor ...more
After reading this book I realized that i never read a ABC book before. This one in specific i liked because i know that when i was a little girl i was terrified on doctors and i thought every time i was visiting the doctor it was going to be painful but the book says positive things that a doctor does and also teaches children the ABC and uses the letter for a word. Also the images are very colorful and it was an easy book to follow.
Aug 31, 2011 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abc-s
This book can be used to teach the ABC's and about a check up at the doctor's office. A lot of children are afraid to go to the doctor, but with this heads up they will know what to expect. It also teaches students about germs and hygiene.
Lindsey Hulsey
This is not only a good book for ABC but a good informational book. Maybe for more of k-2nd. Gives examples of words that start with each letter in the alphabet but that are related to going to the doctor. Even explains what those things are and do.
Cat Fithian
One of the very few alphabet books where X for X-ray makes good narrative sense. Ziefert is a genius, and Murphy's illustrations are delightful. Extra points for ethnic and gender diversity in the professionals as well as the patients!
Julie Heidingsfelder
Information book: Published: 2007

Good read for kids to help ease their fears about going to the doctor. My son loves any kind of ABC book.
Jul 31, 2015 Buddy added it
Fun. Perfect for the budding hypochondriac.
Sep 08, 2011 Suzy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
gave me a chance to talk to Nathan about things that happen at the doctor's office
Aug 26, 2011 Paula rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pre-school, 1st-grade, abc
The book goes through the whole alphabet, with each letter representing a element at the doctor's or related to being sick or healthy.
Jul 28, 2009 Edna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books, abc
This book should be in every family doctor's office! Not only does it cleverly show the alphabet with some "hard" words like O for Otoscope but V for vomit which will surely make kids giggle.
Miss Sarah
An abc book of all things associated with visiting the doctor. Each page is one paragraph associated with that letter. Creative. Preschool and up or one on one for length and complexity.
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Harriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.

For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her childr
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