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My Trip to the Hospital (Little Critter)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  168 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When Little Critter breaks his leg in a soccer game, he has to make his first trip to the hospital. Follow brave Little Critter as he rides in an ambulance, meets the doctor, and gets his first X-ray and his first cast.
Unknown Binding, 24 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by HarperFestival (first published November 1st 2005)
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Andrew Stockle
My Trip to the Hospital - This is the story of a “little critter” and his first experience with the hospital. The little critter breaks his leg while scoring the game winning goal at his soccer game. The events that follow are the experiences he has while visiting the hospital. The text is written in such a way that the reader is hearing the story form the “little critter’s” point of view, but seeing the story as it really is from the illustrations. Therefore, the pictures enhance the text. This ...more
Aug 04, 2016 Jodie rated it really liked it
Wanted a couple of hospital titles to share with my nephew because his daddy is going to the hospital and I wanted to make him feel a little better about everything.
Mercer Mayer has written a book where Little Critter breaks his leg at his soccer game! He has to ride on a stretcher, in the ambulance and in another stretcher in the hospital. Despite the pain, Little Critter hangs tight through an examination and an X-Ray. Little Critter gets wrapped up in a cast and learns how to walk with crutches, too.

This book is appropriate for ages 4+

This book gives kids some insight into what a trip to the hospital is like, that is isn't a scary thing, the doctors ar
Jun 02, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
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Little Critter breaks his leg during a soccer game and must go in the ambulance to the hospital. Well received by 3 year old great niece Sabrina.

Valuable for little ones to learn about the arcane aspects of ambulance interiors and ER's. Positive book about a difficult subject.
Jul 14, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to help children overcome their fears of doctors and hospitals. It is reassuring to see the end goal rather than focusing on the fear of pain that is sometimes inflicted at the doctors office.
Lindsey Rogers
Apr 22, 2013 Lindsey Rogers rated it really liked it
Poor critter hurts himself and breaks his leg. This story is great for getting students to realize that doctors can help them and for them not to be scared of them. I would read this to kindergarten and first graders.
T Crockett
Jun 29, 2015 T Crockett rated it it was amazing
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This is adored by the youngsters I know. It includes sports and doctors, so it covers most of their favorite play topics. Big hit with preschool and early elementary kids.
Erica Tucker
Apr 26, 2010 Erica Tucker rated it did not like it
When Little Critter scores a goal at his soccer game he also obtains a broken leg. Follow his story as he goes in the ambulance and gets fixed up at the hospital.
Dec 02, 2011 Theresa rated it liked it
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a cute story with a cute idea, using the stories of his daily life to teach children. a cute story about health care
Andd Becker
Feb 26, 2013 Andd Becker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mercer Mayer delights young readers with look-for-the-mouse and look-for-the-spider visual details.
Jul 08, 2010 Sue rated it it was amazing
love it. How to prepare a child for events inevitable in life.
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I began illustrating books in 1966. Since that time I have published over 300 books. Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid. Now I'm a big kid and I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. They always remind me of what it was like.

I was born in Arkansas in 1943. Boy, that was a long time ago! It's real fun to be an old kid. Then m
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