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What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick?

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Jonny is a little superhero with a BIG problem. His Mom is sick. How can he help? Join Jonny and Bear, as they go to the hospital to investigate. LEARN who the staff working in the hospital are and what they do. DISCOVER Jonny's secret weapon. Super Jonny is recommended by teachers for teachers. The list of questions for educators link to the common core. Themes include ...more
Paperback, U.S. Version, 38 pages
Published September 18th 2014 by Books for Caring Kids
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Sandra Stiles
Feb 03, 2015 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
Children's Picture Book
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

When Jonny's mom ends up in the hospital, he as a super hero has a most important mission. That mission is to help his mother. This book struck a chord with me for many reasons. Many, many years ago before I had my own kids I taught 4 and 5 year olds in Sunday School. One of my young boys had a mother fighting cancer. It had started out as breast cancer and spread throughout her body.
Mar 12, 2015 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book about a little boy whose mother goes into hospital with an illness (the illness is unspecified in the book). The little boy, who sees himself as a superhero, asks How can I help?

A number of hospital workers, ranging from the doctor down to the cleaner, all say they can help, but Jonny wants to give each of them something of his own as well. Unfortunately, Jonny feels his offers are unrecognised. I offered to help, but no one would listen. Discouraged, he comes up with several ima
Barbara Ann
May 21, 2015 Barbara Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Protagonist Jonathan and his stuffed bear are superheroes who dress in costumes and have all kinds of cool gadgets to use in conjunction with their powers. Their mission is to save the world.

When Jonny's mom gets sick and goes to the hospital, Jonny insists on helping everyone there in diagnosing his mom. The author mentions most of the hospital staff, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, x- ray technicians, dieticians, and even the janitor. No one seems to listen, but his mom explains exactly how
Nicole Hanson
Mar 24, 2015 Nicole Hanson rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This was a cute, fast read for a small child. My 7 year old was so excited when it came into the mail but he read it in less than 2 minutes so I would say maybe it's better suited for 5 and younger. The book focuses on Super Jonny and his actions when he finds out his mom is sick. It leaves you with a good feeling by showing kids that even though you may not get the results you're expecting, something better may happen in the long run. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star is because I ...more
Ngaire Bookiemonster
The author, Simone Colwill, was inspired to write this picture book for kids when dealing with her own chronic illness and as a former radiation technician. Hospitals can be scary enough places for grown adults but kids are often left on the outer when it comes to information when a parent or adult is sick.

Super Jonny and his sidekick Bear learn about the different people helping his mum when she's in hospital and what he too can do to help. This book is the perfect conversation starter with kid
Josephine Carson
This is an excellent book for the times when Mum is sick and the children do not know what to do and are feeling helpless. It is very informative and authentic as the author has actually been in these situations and also worked in the hospital environment. A truly delightful book with great illustrations which children will enjoy. I believe this story will help many sad and unhappy children world wide to be able to copy with traumatic situations in their lives by tapping into the super hero ...more
Angela Lambkin
Jul 31, 2015 Angela Lambkin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What you very young people can do to help a lved one get well again and soon!

I thought this was quite an interesting and useful ebook for the very young superheroes in your family to help them also feel useful and needed to help their family member whether it be their mom,dad,sibling,etc. Such great art work! For these reasons I feel this is a five star ebook for very young children so I recommend this for the very young children. I received this ebook for free and in return for it I have given
May 16, 2015 RJ rated it really liked it
This is a great book for small children if they have a parent going to the hospital. Together with the colorful illustrations, the text helps the child to understand what all the people in the hospital do. At the end of the book are questions to help lead conversations about the hospital and illness. There are also suggestions for the parent to pack for the child when the child visits the hospital.
May 03, 2015 Darlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from the reading room and found it the perfect vehicle to help young children understand that moms sometimes do need drs and hospitals without it being scary.I recommend this to any parent to help explain the things that happen in a hospital and how much they help Mom or Dad get healthy quicker.
Louis A. de Mier
May 21, 2015 Louis A. de Mier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cecilia liked it!

I gave this rating based on my grandchild suggestion and interest shown, she understood it all and fell motivated to discuss.
Ian Wood
May 19, 2015 Ian Wood rated it it was amazing
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-
Julie Barrett
Jan 15, 2016 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick?
Colorful children's book about Johnathan who is a superhero and he has a sidekick called Bear. His mom is sick and others try to help her.
The doctors and nurses and technicians all have tools they can use to find out what's wrong-so does Jonny but different tools and gadgets.
Mom likes all the gadgets that help the others do their work but Jonny has the answer.
May 27, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is an okay story, and my 4-year-old likes it. I get what the author is trying to do with teaching kids how to help when someone is sick, and explainaing what the different people in the hospital do. I have to say that I get bored when having to read this every night though.
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Simone Colwill
Mar 01, 2015 Simone Colwill rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic book for every family.
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Simone is a mom and a radiation therapist. When she got sick, she went looking for a book which would teach her kids about hospitals and leave them empowered to help. Unable to find one, she wrote, "What Does Super Jonny Do When Mom Gets Sick." "I decided to write the book my family needed," she says. "It's a "HOW TO" do hospitals guide for patients and their families. I really enjoyed the ...more
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