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Fish Are Not Afraid of Doctors

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Maud the koala knows a visit to the doctor will help keep her healthy--so why is she so scared?

Maud gets nervous waiting at the doctor's office for a checkup, so she looks to the fish tank in the waiting room for comfort. Fish don't have to go to the doctor--she wishes she could be a fish. So when Maud has to get a shot, she shuts her eyes and pretends exactly that: She be
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Penguin Workshop
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Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maud is at the doctor, but has an uneasy feeling about it all. She peers into the aquarium and sees all the fish, wondering if they are afraid of doctors. During her checkup, Maud passes with flying colours, but is surprised to learn that she will need a vaccination. Wondering if fish, too, receive vaccinations, Maud lets her imagination run away with her. She pretends that she is a fish and can enjoy life in the sea. Before she knows it, all is done and she’s given the choice of a sticker for b ...more
Jun 14, 2018 rated it liked it
A young koala is afraid of getting her shot, but imagining herself as a fish and visualizing that becomes a form of meditation where she doesn't notice her shot, the idea being that you can use those techniques with your child. Probably more helpful to read the end note and go through the book before reading with your child.
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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J.E. Morris’s new series Maud the Koala introduces early readers to a wonderfully relatable character and helps build visual literacy as well as reading confidence. The series is thoughtfully illustrated in the tradition of comics with action moving across panels and tiers. Full-page spreads allow the reader to become immersed in imagery. Fish are Not Afraid of Doctors is a delightful book about a young koala’s apprehension about visiting the doctor.

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Morris, J.E. Fish Are Not Afraid of Doctors (Maud the Koala). PICTURE BOOK. Penguin Random House, 2018. $9. 9871524784430

Maud is anxious while awaiting her annual checkup. She finds herself desperately wishing to be one of the fish in the waiting room tank so she won't have to go through with her appointment. She imagines what it would be like to swim in the ocean and breathe like a fish. Before she knows it, the appointment is over, and so is the vaccination she was due to receive! An afterword
A cute, if strange, little volume about dealing with anxiety--in this case, the main character is afraid of visiting the doctor for a checkup. She sees the fish tank in the waiting room and wishes she were a fish so she wouldn't have to go to the doctor. Once she enters the doctor's office, the book does a good job of explaining basics of a checkup/basic visit to see a doctor. The fish turn out to be a good distraction for Maud and a way to distract her thoughts and transfer her anxiety during t ...more
Miss Sarah
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A young animal is afraid to go the doctor and tries many ways to not go into the office. What will she do when she is told she needs a shot? Preschool and up. I really liked this easy reader and found it great for preping a child for their first shot.
This one is a bit strange, but I suppose it might be helpful to some tiny humans.
Diana Pettis
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Children do not like to get shots at the doctors. This book reminds them that it is ok.
Might help preschooler or toddler and their parents or care givers before doctor visits.
Debbie Tanner
Lovely little story about a little koala who is afraid of the doctor but learns to face her fears.
Marion Shea
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great illustrations and an easy to read story. Loved it and love sharing it with my grands.
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book for learning how to face things that scare us.
Michele Knott
Interesting new series - each book has a note at the end for parents that addresses the topic at hand.
Young readers will like the graphic novel frames that some of the pages feature.
Aug 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Jennifer is an award winning illustrator and children’s book author. She has illustrated picture books, children’s magazines, greeting cards, party ware and educational materials. She authored and illustrated four books for Scholastic. The best selling of which, "May I Please Have a Cookie?" has sold over one million copies.